Monthly Archives: September 2008

Knight Foundation Silicon Valley: Innovation vs. “the Future”

(Roundtable #3: Technology & Innovation) PART ONE: THE VIEW FROM TOMORROWLAND We’re blogging to you live from the future, and it’s very exciting here! I mean, we’re having this meeting at Google HQ, in the middle of Silicon Valley — … Continue reading

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Knight Silicon Valley: Local Media Fault Lines

I want more from this panel. The fault lines and fragmentation of the Bay Area’s media ecology have been made clear, but I’m not sure the gaps can be bridged. Linjun Fan of the Albany Today blog, and Raj Jayadev … Continue reading

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Knight Silicon Valley: Information Quality & Access

The other major theme in panel #1 was the problematic access to, and inconsistent quality and relevance of, information sources in the community. Muhammad Chaudhry noted the “Lack of quality content for local information needs” as well as an opportunity … Continue reading

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Knight Silicon Valley: Communities & Fragmentation

The initial panel was broadly focused on the topic of “unmet community information needs,” and showcased a diverse set of speakers, from local union and community organizers to city strategists, academics and community foundation leaders. Chava Bustamante, a former SEIU … Continue reading

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Knight Foundation Silicon Valley: Set & Setting

It’s an overcast Monday morning in the Bay Area, even down here in one of the most economically upbeat corners of America — Google HQ, in Mountain View, Calif., not far from the Shoreline Amphitheater. The famed Googleplex is like … Continue reading

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Full Funding for SF Election Project

Newsdesk’s fundraising project with Spot.Us has succeeded. We raised $2,500 in small donations in approximately a month, and are now commencing with the San Francisco election-ad “truthiness” project. The first article launches on Monday, Sept. 8. Get the details here … Continue reading

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