The Third Carnival of Journalism – #jcarn March 31st

14 Mar

Carnistas

So the first rule in the #jcarn is that there is no apologizing. That said, I “regret” that I have not sent this out sooner.

The deadline: Thursday March 31st.
The topic: Driving innovation (Two detailed prompts below).

Prompt #1: I can’t speak on behalf of Knight. But I think it’s fair to say that one of their ‘charges’ is to drive innovation. One way they did that was through the Knight News Challenge. A five year $25 million investment. This is the last year of the Knight News Challenge in its current incarnation. Meanwhile Knight recently hired Michael Maness to be their new Vice President.

With the changes in the wind: What would be the next step for the Knight Foundation to further its mission to drive innovation in journalism. What do you think should be their next big investment? Should they continue the News Challenge? Continue the challenge but change the way it works? What advice/ideas would you give Michael Maness?

Prompt #2: The Reynolds Journalism Institute exists to develop and test ways to improve journalism. One way they’ve done this is through a fellowship program. Some academic fellowships like Harvard’s Neiman Fellowship have existed for decades. The Reynolds Fellowship is just 4 years old. Which means it is still shaping itself. How would you shape the fellowship to drive innovation? What types of fellows should they be looking for? What types of fellows should they avoid? What programs should the fellows go through in order to drive innovation?

All of this and more will be shared on March 31st on your personal blog. If you don’t have one – contact david AT spot Dot us and we’ll figure something out.

On Thursday March 31st at 12pm PST we will all publish and share our thoughts, comment, and learn from each other.

Best to all and to all… the best.

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34 Responses to “The Third Carnival of Journalism – #jcarn March 31st”

  1. Daniel Bachhuber March 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    What’s innovation and why do we need it?

  2. Digidave March 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    A fair question Daniel. Perhaps that in and of itself is the topic of a post….

  3. Martin Belam March 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    I’m currently struggling to work out when I need to schedule my post – on the 31st I’ll be in Denver, so an hour offset from PST, but I live in London, and my server is based in the UK, and we change our clocks to British Summer Time (our equivalent of DST) this weekend, so who knows. But whether I hit 12 PST or not, I’ve already written my piece, and I’ll be joining in for the first time this month :-)

  4. Lisa Williams March 31, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    So what’s this conference about, anyway?

  5. Michael Rosenblum April 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    Hi Dave
    Got it
    Here’s my response to the whole experience so far:

    http://www.nyvs.com/blog/user/michael/Whats-A-Foundation-For-Anyway

  6. Jessica Partnow April 2, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    My colleague, Alex Stonehill’s #jcarn post: http://clpmag.org/article.php?article=Sustaining-Innovation_00268

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