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Colleges Increasing Spending On Sports Faster Than On Academics, Report Finds

New York Times | Posted 04.08.2014 | College

Even as their spending on instruction, research and public service declined or stayed flat, most colleges and universities rapidly increased their spe...

Time To Take College Presidents Out Of Sports?

AP | AARON BEARD | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Holden Thorp is packing up after nearly five years as chancellor at the University of North Carolina, preparing for his next job ...

Digital Stories Dramatize Information's Role in the Lives of People and Communities

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter M. Shane

My hope is that the online stories will help motivate activists around the country to pay attention to their local information ecologies.

Dessert Before Spinach?! Yes. When Serving Digital Literacy, Start with Dessert

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

With today's social media, using literacy skills is like a dessert that can motivate kids to go on to the spinach.

A Compelling Model of Community Information Needs

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy released its report, Informed Communities, a year ago with an exhortation...

NCAA Spending BLASTED By Knight Commission

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With spending on big-time college sports continuing to escalate and TV networks lining up to break the bank, a group of university presidents and camp...

The Intrinsic Menace in 'Media Reform'

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

Whatever one's qualms or fears about the future of journalism, the importance of independent media is clear. For this reason, the crisis in "medialand" is no cause to throw the baby out with the bath water.

FCC Launches Examination of the Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter M. Shane

The FCC just released a public notice, FCC LAUNCHES EXAMINATION OF THE FUTURE OF MEDIA AND INFORMATION NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES IN A DIGITAL AGE. It quo...

Needed: Social Investment in An Informed Society

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter M. Shane

The current moment of journalistic ferment is actually part of a larger and more alarming story. The United States is dramatically under-investing in the production and circulation of knowledge.

Help Identify the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter M. Shane

A national study on the information needs of communities in a democracy needs your help.