September 11, 2019 by Paul Cheung
DocumentCloud, an open-source platform that allows journalists and their readers to upload, analyze, annotate and collaborate on primary source documents, was founded in 2009 with a grant from the Knight News Challenge. Since then, it has been adopted by news outlets big and small for collaboration on investigations such as the Panama Papers and to make sourcing transparent to readers. Knight has continued to invest in the platform
October 5, 2015 by Paul Cheung
Paul Cheung is the president of the Asian American Journalists Association, a nonprofit member organization dedicated to promoting diversity in newsrooms, and director of interactive and digital news production at The Associated Press. With Knight Foundation support, the group is redesigning its Executive Leadership Program to develop minorities as leaders in digital journalism. Above: Asian American Journalists Retreat Program, Oct. 21, 2015 as Aspen Institute. Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times.
For the past 20 years, the Asian American Journalists Association has cultivated and coached more than 500 industry professionals through our Executive Leadership Program. Our alumni have gone on to become editors and managers at legacy news organizations such as The New York Times, Gannett, The Seattle Times, The Associated Press and NBCUniversal, and emerging content, media and tech companies such as Google and Vox.
The Executive Leadership Program holds the distinction as the longest-running leadership program by a minority journalism association in the U.S. Today’s media environment is very different from what it was in 1995, and we are pursuing the first major revamp of the program in two decades. The program's continued success requires a new curriculum that helps journalism professionals adapt to a mobile and digital landscape.