But the future of research communications undoubtedly lies in maximising the potential of what US think tank The Century Foundation calls (via the always excellent wonkcomms.net) ‘digitally-native’ reports and stories – something that has become a key part of own work at Bulletin.
A lot of the most innovative digital storytelling techniques are coming courtesy of the media (with the New York Times blazing a trail) and the think tank sector, particularly in the United States. We are pushing UK universities to take note – if university research is to play a more influential role in shaping social and economic policy, and enriching our culture, then they need to make sure the way they tell their research stories is fit for the digital age.
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Erin Nelson, TCF publications intern, made quite the discovery while sifting through archives at the New York Public Library. Edward Filene, TCF's founder, was ahead of his time when it came to understanding the global economy, Nelson writes.READ MORE
The Century Foundation announced today that Janice Nittoli, President of the organization, has resigned from her position for health reasons.READ MORE
Century Foundation senior fellow Barton Gellman shared journalism’s top prize today. The Pulitzer committee awarded its public service medal to The Washington Post and The Guardian for their respective coverage of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program. Gellman, who led the Post’s coverage, based much of his reporting on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor now living in exile in Russia.READ MORE
The Century Foundation is very pleased to welcome Jeff Madrick as a senior fellow. Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative, which will now be housed with TCF.
For more about Madrick and his work, read on.READ MORE
It’s been a big week for The Century Foundation. Senior fellow Barton Gellman was named a winner of the George Polk Award, one of the highest honors in journalism. Meanwhile, fellow Harold Pollack received the Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation. Finally, #TCFBest said goodbye to Blog of the Century mainstay Ben Landy, who leaves The Century Foundation to join a great group of writers and editors at MSNBC.READ MORE
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