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Eric Newton
Eric Newton, former managing editor of the Oakland Tribune and founding managing editor of the Newseum, is Knight Foundation’s senior adviser to the president.

Entries by Eric Newton

News For High Schools: Digital Media Plus Teaching Equals Support For Freedom

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 5:18 PM

Some experts say smart phones make young people stupid. Others say technology makes them smarter. Still others say the tool is not important -- it's how we learn to use it.

A new survey of more than 10,000 high school students lends support to that last view. Amid an explosion...

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How Philanthropy Can Help Create Informed and Engaged Communities

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2011 | 1:34 PM

In recent years, the decline in the capacity of the traditional media to cover local news has been swift and sharp, but new forms of local and regional journalism are beginning to show great promise with the help of philanthropists of all shapes and sizes. More funders who care about...

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