To increase access to local information and strengthen rural newspapers technical expertise by using the OpenBlock system to aggregate and publish local, municipal data.
To help people and communities make better use of data collected by mobile phones
Launching a public policy simulator that helps people visualize the impact that public policies like health care reform and school budget changes might have on local economies and communities
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The first Knight News Challenge of 2014 focuses on the question: “How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?”
On June 23rd, 2014 Knight announced support for 19 projects.
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding the best breakthrough ideas in news and information. Winners receive a share of $5 million in funding - and support from Knight’s network of influential peers and advisers to help advance their ideas. Innovators from all industries and countries are invited to participate.
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. Since 2007 Knight Foundation has reviewed more than 10,000 News Challenge applications and provided more than $37 million in funding to 111 projects.
Winners include leading Internet entrepreneurs, emerging media innovators and legacy newsrooms. DocumentCloud, which helps journalists analyze, annotate and publish original source documents, is being used by more than 200 newsrooms nationwide. Ushahidi has helped map information in crises from Haiti to Japan. hNews, a project by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and the Media Standards Trust, allows readers to see the source of information in online articles. It is used by more than 200 newsrooms such as the Associated Press.
What’s your breakthrough innovation? Learn more and apply today.
Find out more about the finalists for Knight News Challenge: Health, the eight projects named winners of Knight News Challenge: Open Gov and the 2012 News Challenge winners for Networks, Data and Mobile.