The Knowledge Bridge provides global intelligence for the digital transition. It captures and filters the rapidly evolving best practices, strategies, trends, data and resources needed by news outlets in emerging democracies to make the transition from traditional to digital media.
The Knowledge Bridge provides information that is practical, relevant and timely through a monthly digital briefing and website, and seeks to build a community of media professionals to share information on how best to navigate the digital transition.
The Knowledge Bridge is a project of Media Development Investment Fund.
Kevin Anderson is the editor and a digital strategist for the Media Development Investment Fund’s Knowledge Bridge project. The Knowledge Bridge helps independent news businesses make the digital transition. Kevin brings more than 15 years of digital journalism experience to the role, including pioneering positions with the BBC and The Guardian. In 1998, he became the first online journalist for the BBC outside of the US, based in the BBC’s flagship Washington bureau. He joined The Guardian in 2006 as their first blogs editor, and two years later became digital research editor at the newspaper, helping identify and implement new technologies to support the newspaper’s world-class journalism. From 2010 to 2012, he worked as an independent journalist and digital strategist. He helped journalists and news organisations around the world identify and achieve their digital goals, including Al Jazeera, India’s Network18 and Reed Business Information.
Media Development Investment Fund
Media Development Investment Fund is a mission-driven investment fund for independent news outlets in countries with a history of media oppression. Working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Southeast Europe and the CIS, we provide low-cost capital and technical know-how to help leading journalists in challenging environments build sustainable businesses around professional, responsible, quality journalism.
From 1996 to 31 March 2013, MDIF provided $128 million in affordable financing, including $113 million in loans and equity investments and $14.9 million in technical assistance and other grants. We have financed 290 projects for 93 independent media companies in 32 countries, and ended March 2013 with a portfolio of $52 million in outstanding loans and investments.
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