Knight Chairs Pen Open Letter Regarding Arrests & Violence Directed at Journalists During Protests Demanding Racial Justice

Twenty-three Knight Chairs from across the country, including two from the University of Miami School of Communication, penned an open letter bringing attention to violence directed at journalists covering the protests against police brutality. Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, and Lindsay Grace, Knight Chair in Interactive Media, both signed the letter condemning the attacks on members of the press. Below is the letter in its entirety. AN OPEN LETTER REGARDING ARRESTS AND VIOLENCE DIRECTED AT JOURNALISTS DURING PROTESTS DEMANDING RACIAL JUSTICE In recent weeks, the latest killings of [...]

Reporters Project Receives New Support to Build Statehouse Coverage System

Multidisciplinary collaboration between California Polytechnic State University and University of Miami will use Knight Foundation support to create AI-driven wire service for statehouse coverage. A $200,000 investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will help Cal Poly Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) develop an artificial intelligence system that will strengthen news coverage of state and local governments, the IATPP announced. Researchers aim to build a prototype news wire service where narrative content covering state legislatures is automatically generated from primary data sources, and can [...]

2020-03-06T11:30:40-05:00March 6, 2020|Journalism|