The Boston Globe and the MIT Center for Civic Media are collaborating to bring media experiments from the university to the audience of the Globe’s websites, Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com.
Scheduled to launch this fall, the project is funded with $250,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The grant will fund two positions at the Globe for a year: a university outreach coordinator and a creative technologist. Four Civic Media research fellowships will also be available in the Globe Lab, an innovation center housed at the Globe’s headquarters in Dorchester.
The Globe/MIT collaboration hopes to become a model for how the news organization could work with other universities in the Boston area. Last year, the Knight Foundation funded a similar program in Philadelphia.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.