In this NOWCastSA history lesson, Clarence "Reggie" Williams explains the vision and inspiration behind NOWCastSA.
In 2008, the Knight Community Information Challenge asked community foundations to creatively meet the information needs of their constituents. The challenge struck a chord with leaders of the San Antonio Area Foundation and at CI:NOW, a collaborative formed to democratize information.
"Because it was supposed to be immediate, meaning the information would be coming from you now, we called it NOWCast," says Williams, who led the San Antonio Area Foundation from 2001 to 2011.
Williams goes on to explain the significance of hand-held devices in reporting and the need for ongoing support of the democratization of information.
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