Our friends at the International Center for Journalists will be paying a special visit to the OpenGov Hub to run a Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) session on December 13th, 2012 from 12.30 - 2.00pm. The session will be led by: Sharon Moshavi, VP for New Initiatives; Ben Colmery, Deputy Director, Knight Fellowships; and, Luis Botello, Senior Director, Special Projects.
The session will start with a brief history of ICFJ and its flagship program, the Knight International Journalism Fellowships, their plans to revamp it, and how it relates to the mission of open government of the OpenGov Hub.
About the new program: ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Fellowships are designed to instill a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide. The goal is to seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens in the editorial process. The fellows build on past successes in the Knight Fellowships program, which has a strong record of achieving impact. They work in countries where there is a good opportunity to create the news media of the future. Fellows will help media and citizens adopt and adapt technology that improves the quality and flow of news and information. ICFJ is looking at these four portfolios for projects: mobile, data, social media/networking and storytelling.
If you are interested in joining OpenGov Hub tenants for this special BBL session, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.