Knight gives money for POV to become more digital


The Knight Foundation Thursday announced a $250,000 grant to American Documentary, Inc.’s POV series. The money will go toward moving POV further “beyond television into the digital space,” a press release says. Some of the money will go to collaborations with other organizations, as well as its “POV Hackathon.”

Another chunk of the money will go to hiring a technology fellow in Brooklyn. The yearlong position pays $80,000/year to its recipient, who will be expected to build something:

What could you build in a year? A mobile video app for documentary filmmakers? An on-the-ground collection tool for journalists? A web framework for nonfiction storytellers?

Here’s “The Men of Atalissa,” a documentary that accompanied Dan Barry’s New York Times story about exploited men in Iowa. POV showed the film on its website in collaboration with the Times.

Related: Current and former Knight fellows launch project to help make sense of events in Venezuela | Knight Fellow wants to increase number of female journalists in Afghanistan

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