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About our Knight News Challenge strategy

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.

Knight News Challenge: Libraries just launched and is open for ideas now.

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 NetworksData and Mobile.

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