Reporting for the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund is an opportunity to reflect and explore your project/initiative and plan for the future. By learning together we’ll be able to help the journalism industry and be in a better position to collaborate with and support communities. The Knight-Lenfest Fund is available to be a sounding board as you work to complete not only your grant, but also achieve the impact you desire for your organization as well as the community. The following are guiding questions to help you in this reflection process and to enable you to identify changes that you can make to your tactics and approaches, along with identifying learnings that can be shared with others.
We recognize that much of your work is done through teams. Team members will be essential in reflecting on your project; as well as documenting it in this form. We have found that having a team conversation leveraging the reflection questions and reviewing what you’ve captured in the report as a whole piece can be effective. Dividing-up individual questions among team members can be efficient, but often loses the overall big picture of the work when there isn’t follow-up. Choose a process so this report becomes more useful and meaningful to you; as well as produces a cohesive collection of learnings that are useful and meaningful for the industry and communities. What you share contributes to the overall work and direction of the Knight-Lenfest Fund.
This report is due Feb 5, 2021. For questions about Submittable, please contact Tiara Adriatico (Tiara@lenfestinstitute.org).