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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

News 21

I am on a mailing list called the Philanthropy News Digest. Many moons ago, an acquaintance turned me onto this site as a good source for grants... I have not been able to tap into the resources to be found there, but I do read the odd article that comes to my email box daily!
This is one article that is coinciding with movements of change that are swelling on the horizon of our country, as we respond to the past eight years in Washington and this heinous administration's devastating consequences. Consequences that will absolutely haunt this country and its constitution for generations to come! We have a BIG BILL COMIN' DUE in these here United States!

Here is the article to which I refer:

Posted on July 8, 2008

Knight Foundation, Carnegie Corporation Expand Initiative to Transform Journalism Education

The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have announced grants totaling more than $11 million to support the expansion of an initiative designed to redefine journalism education and train a new generation of journalists capable of reshaping the news industry.

With the funding, the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education will be expanded to the journalism schools at Arizona State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, joining journalism schools already supported by the initiative at the University of Southern California, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Maryland, Northwestern University, Columbia University, the University of Missouri, Syracuse University, and the University of California at Berkeley. A research center, the Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, is also supported by the initiative.

The funds also will be used to double the number of schools participating in News21, an experimental online news incubator; extend the work of the Carnegie-Knight journalism education policy task force, which is housed at the Shorenstein Center; and enhance and expand the journalism curriculum at the schools participating in the initiative.

"Today's journalists must be steeped in experience and deeply knowledgeable about the subjects they report on," said Carnegie president Vartan Gregorian. "To understand the underlying ideas and possible ramifications of import, even truly transformative events, requires that journalists be trained and informed enough to deal with complex, nuanced information with a richness and depth."

“Expansion of Carnegie-Knight Initiative Seeks to Transform Journalism Education in U.S.” John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Press Release 7/07/08.

Primary Subject: Journalism/Media
Secondary Subject(s): Education
Location(s): Florida, Miami, National, New York, New York City

***I say, pay closer attention now to what it is that a majority of prosperous males predominantly control, just for prudence sake to begin with! This is a process of real balance in this world, after all_ it is the long walk.

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