July 9, 2007

Director Nora Paul on NPR's Future Tense

Nora discussed plans for a recently received Knight Foundation grant

The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation is putting $11-million toward a couple dozen online projects as part of its News Challenge program. The Knight Foundation was set up in 1950 to support journalism and community programs in the 26 communities where it publishes newspapers. The News Challenge grants are part of a five-year funding program.

The idea behind the News Challenge is to find out if traditional functions of a newspaper -- such as providing a sense of community through the news -- can be performed through inventive uses of technology.

Guests: Knight Foundation program officer Gary Kebble, and grant recipient Nora Paul of the University of Minnesota's Institute for New Media Studies.

Full story: http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/2007/07/09.shtml

Posted by ossma003 at July 9, 2007 2:14 PM