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Date Awarded
12/01/12
Amount
$300,000
Grant Period
12/01/12 to 11/30/14
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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To create open-source software for organizing and publishing archival content from small and independent content producers

Founded by University of California grad students, the project beta tested by helping archive the collection of the independent, Peabody-winning production team the Kitchen Sisters.

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Project Team

Anne Wootton

Before arriving in California, Anne Wooton lived in France and managed a historic newspaper digitization project at Brown University. Wootton came to the University of California at Berkeley School of Information, where she received her master’s, with an interest in digital archives and the sociology of technology. She spent the summer 2011 working with The Kitchen Sisters and grant agencies to identify preservation and access opportunities for independent radio.

Bailey Smith has worked as an editor, journalist, Web master and information architect and has contributed to projects as a user experience researcher and designer for Code for America. She has also engaged intimately with media production as a transmedia consultant and as the producer of the radio documentary, Local Hire, an exploration of the rise and fall of film production in North Carolina. Bailey has a master’s from the UC Berkeley School of Information in information management and systems. More at http://bailey-smith.com/.

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