Engaging black men in elections by recruiting barbers in predominantly African-American communities to disseminate nonpartisan information and resources on voting.
Turning Boston's open data collection into an accessible resource by working with Boston Public Library to catalog it and introduce it to the public.
To bridge the digital divide by allowing New York residents with limited broadband access to borrow portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices for up to a year.
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Winners: 22 ideas win Knight News Challenge: Elections (7/21/2015)
Coming soon: Second Knight News Challenge of 2015 will focus on data (6/3/2015)
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding the best breakthrough ideas in news and information. Winners receive a share 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.
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Find out more about the Knight News Challenge on Strengthening the Internet, Knight News Challenge: Health, Knight News Challenge: Open Gov and the 2012 News Challenge winners for Networks, Data and Mobile.