To develop an open security toolkit for journalists, allowing them to avoid digital surveillance by governments and other groups
To help people and communities make better use of data collected by mobile phones
To empower people to share breaking news by creating a searchable map of events streamed around the world.
To develop a collaborative organizing dashboard for governments, outside organizations and the public to use in disaster response and other situations.
To help newsrooms optimize editorial decision making by providing a dashboard that tracks stories through social networks and across competitor sites.
To make it easier to find and watch high quality video news through a new iPad app
To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.
To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders
To increase fiscal literacy among journalists and the public by creating simple digital tools that link public spending data to public spending narratives
To make it easier for journalists to collect information from across the Web by adding new features to ScraperWiki.org
To experiment with a new funding model for local news by bringing together leaders and innovators in communities to provide microgrants to journalism and media projects.
To engage readers in discussing and crowdsourcing news by allowing them to add their own notes and comments to material collected and displayed by previous Challenge winner DocumentCloud.