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

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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