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

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  • ExamplesColorado Data Commons, The Denver FoundationCitizen Atlas, The Piton FoundationNeighborhood Corner, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Denver Event - 2013 - Nine Types of News & Info Projects

    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. 1. Community archive Enable local citizens and organizations to contribute important community information so others can access it. www.thoughtbox.org www.blackhillsknowledgenetwork.com
    3. 3. 2. Action center Encourage residents can take action to improve their communities. www.growwny.org www.parkcitygreen.org
    4. 4. 3. Contest Stage a competition that engages new voices and raises awareness of local issues and assets. www.mnideaopen.org
    5. 5. 4. Mobile Use mobile technology to reach people who are not regular users of desk top computers. www.votolatino.org
    6. 6. 5. Data Make data easy to use so local residents can better understand their communities. www.piton.org/census2010/
    7. 7. 6. Citizen media Enable local residents to share their stories and join conversations about their neighborhoods and communities. www.therapidian.org www.akronist.com
    8. 8. 7. Storytelling for action Help citizens tell important stories that motivate community action http://floodlightproject.org/
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. 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

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