For a proof of concept to match news and social sentiment with polling and socioeconomic demographics to create an open public opinion reporting and analysis tool.
To develop software that provides real-time alerts by email of city council agendas, minutes and support documents by keyword or topic
To build software that will track the gender balance in published news stories
The Knight Prototype Fund helps media makers, technologists and tinkerers take ideas from concept to demo. With grants of $35,000, innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project.
The program recognizes that with the cost of experimentation dropping, innovators should have the opportunity to test their greatest ideas and explore many options before choosing a final path. When successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation can help them scale.
The deadline for the next round of Prototype Fund grants is Feb. 16, 2015.
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