Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
Publishers claim they’re taking Facebook’s News Feed changes in stride. Is the “bloodletting” still to come?
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Nov. 2, 2008, 10:54 p.m.

Defining who the Knight News Challenge is for

NYU’s Jay Rosen doesn’t seem too thrilled by the ProPublica/NYT application for the Knight News Challenge — at least based on his Twittering tonight:

Rosen’s point seems to be that $1 million going to big dogs like the Times would mean $1 million less for the small, scrappy startup ideas that the News Challenge is probably better known for. (Although, to be sure, healthy slices of News Challenge money have gone to big dogs like MIT in the past.)

In the end, of course, it’ll be up to the Knight folks to determine how to divvy up their funds. And that process is months away. But if I were an aspiring media entrepreneur deeply invested in the crazy idea I just submitted to the News Challenge, I could imagine being chuffed that I was competing with the nation’s top newspaper.

POSTED     Nov. 2, 2008, 10:54 p.m.
PART OF A SERIES     Knight News Challenge 2009
SHARE THIS STORY
   
Show comments  
Show tags
 
Join the 45,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
Publishers claim they’re taking Facebook’s News Feed changes in stride. Is the “bloodletting” still to come?
“Let’s put the nail in the coffin of chasing clicks and likes.”
What (if anything) do Facebook’s News Feed changes mean for fake news?
Plus: Lessons from Bolivia and Slovakia, and what’s the reach of fake news in the EU?
Newsonomics: NPR’s Ross Levinsohn scoop delivers a double blow to Tronc
The Tronc rollercoaster continues: Just as it tries to unveil a familiar strategy (“gravitas with scale”!), its top digital leader’s past catches up with him.