To promote journalistic excellence by prototyping Comment IQ, a tool to help newsroom moderators surface interesting or constructive comments.
Developing a mobile app to help content creators make news accessible to many different languages and literacy levels through visual tools that merge comic books, journalism and user-friendly delivery strategies
To improve the usability of the OpenDataPhilly data catalog and create instructional materials on the usage of the site's resources
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.
Browse through funded projects, our FAQ and apply now. The next deadline is May 15, 2015.