I don’t remember what Susie Cagle and I were IMing about (I searched my chats using the phrase “cagle ‘fuck you’ knight” but there were just too many results to wade through) when she drew this cartoon for me.
We could have been talking about so many different improbable, silly sounding (please read in computer voice) INTERACTIVE JOURNALISM ventures that cashed in on that fatty Knight News Challenge cash then folded when the dough ran out. (Or just stagger on, like some sort of sad media buzzword zombie!)
As Susie notes today, this grant-gathering is kind of a trendy business model, though it’s not all that sustainable, unless you count the academic fellowships or speaking opps that seem to follow for many of those who ran these efforts until they could run no more. (Nice? I dunno) work if you can get it.