The School of Media and Communication is creating a project to bring together major news organizations to make new digital practices. The school received $1.3 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The news organizations that will partake in this collaboration are The Dallas Morning News; the Philadelphia Media Network, and the Miami Herald. There is still a possibility of a fourth newsroom joining.
Temple will work as a team with these organizations to learn more about technology, roles, work pace, and skills required to grow in a digital news world. The newsrooms will take this information and make necessary changes to their current process while sharing some practices that they do. The project will provide coaching and begin helping other newsrooms apply the lessons learned next year.
The Knight-Temple Table Stakes Project will be brought to Temple by experts and researchers in the news field. It will be lead by Arlene Morgan, assistant dean for external affairs at Temple’s SMC, and Douglas K. Smith, a leading practitioner with experience in helping industries adjust to change.
With the funding, SMC will also provide more academic research to use in classrooms.
For more Information on the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, visit https://knightfoundation.org/