Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Media Shift Idea lab

From the About Idea Lab page:

MediaShift Idea Lab is a group weblog by innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age. Each author won a grant in the Knight News Challenge to help fund a startup idea or to blog on a topic related to reshaping community news. The authors will use Idea Lab to explain their projects, share intelligence and interact with the new-media community online. If you're interested in joining them, and getting a grant from the Knight News Challenge, you can apply here. To see biographies of all Idea Lab bloggers, go to this page.

Idea Lab elements include:

Best of the Lab: Four of the most interesting recent blog posts from authors on the Lab, as chosen by the Idea Lab editors.

Readers' Faves: A running list of blog posts that readers have recommended the most.

Popular Tags: Each Idea Lab blogger will tag their post according to subject matter. You can find the most popular tags listed on the home page or a full tag cloud on this page.

Idea Lab is produced by MediaShift and hosted by PBS. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided a grant to MediaShift to produce Idea Lab and to upgrade MediaShift with audio, video and citizen journalism projects. Idea Lab bloggers post directly to the blog, with MediaShift and PBS providing editorial oversight. The Knight Foundation will be choosing future Idea Lab bloggers based on who wins the Knight News Challenge in future years.

An interesting site, I'll need to do some more exploring.

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