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
Nine Types of News & Info Projects
Thinking about getting started?
Looking to branch out? Let’s look at
nine projects community foundations
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.
2. Action center
Encourage residents can take action to improve
Stage a competition that engages new voices
and raises awareness of local issues and
reach people who
are not regular
users of desk top
Make data easy to use so
local residents can better
6. Citizen media
Enable local residents to share their stories and
join conversations about their neighborhoods
7. Storytelling for action
Help citizens tell important stories that motivate
8. Student journalism
Partner with a
university to teach
students to cover
stories that local
media outlets may
no longer cover
9. Professional journalism
Support an independent nonprofit news
organization and/or public media to assure a
flow of news in the public interest.
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.
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