Note: To apply for the News Challenge, and read our FAQ, visit NewsChallenge.org.
As we enter the last 48 hours of the Knight News Challenge on Networks, I want to share some news and tips.
First, we’ve mentioned that one of the challenge’s criteria is the ability to leverage networks to generate interest in your proposed project. To make that more concrete, the five applications that receive the most likes and reblogs will automatically become semi-finalists. While we will close the contest for submissions at midnight (EST) on Saturday, you will still be able to drum up support for, and discussion about, your proposal.
Over the last week I’ve spoken with a lot of potential applicants. Some things I’ve heard, and how I’ve responded: