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Denver Event - 2013 - Nine Types of News & Info Projects

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  • Nine Types of News & Info Projects Thinking about getting started? Looking to branch out? Let’s look at nine projects community foundations have created. By Michele McLellan Knight Circuit Rider & Knight Digital Media Center
  • 1. Community archive Enable local citizens and organizations to contribute important community information so others can access it. www.thoughtbox.org www.blackhillsknowledgenetwork.com
  • 2. Action center Encourage residents can take action to improve their communities. www.growwny.org www.parkcitygreen.org
  • 3. Contest Stage a competition that engages new voices and raises awareness of local issues and assets. www.mnideaopen.org
  • 4. Mobile Use mobile technology to reach people who are not regular users of desk top computers. www.votolatino.org
  • 5. Data Make data easy to use so local residents can better understand their communities. www.piton.org/census2010/
  • 6. Citizen media Enable local residents to share their stories and join conversations about their neighborhoods and communities. www.therapidian.org www.akronist.com
  • 7. Storytelling for action Help citizens tell important stories that motivate community action http://floodlightproject.org/
  • 8. Student journalism Partner with a university to teach students to cover stories that local media outlets may no longer cover because of cutbacks. www.thenewsoutlet.org
  • 9. Professional journalism Support an independent nonprofit news organization and/or public media to assure a flow of news in the public interest. www.inewsnetwork.org/ www.njspotlight.com
  • What’s your idea? If your community or place-based foundation is considering a local news or information project, we’d like to hear about it. Also, Knight Circuit Riders may be able to help you sharpen your idea and work through your plan. kcic@knightfoundation.org www.knightfoundation.org