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 promote responsive digital solutions for low-bandwidth communities by scaling a digital library platform that makes robust educational content available for libraries and schools in the developing world.
Exploring collaborative cataloging for Project Gutenberg public-domain ebooks using the Web-based repository hosting service GitHub.
Helping people create and share global collections of cultural treasures on the Internet Archive, one of the world's largest public libraries.
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.
Providing librarians and their patrons with tools and information to better understand their digital rights by scaling a series of privacy workshops for librarians.
To promote excellence in journalism through support for leading-edge research at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism that tests and adapts new technologies for the industry, and infuses the practice and teaching of journalism with innovation.
To elevate Charlotte as a hub for artistic excellence by supporting the McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s Knight Artist in Residency program. Funding will help fellows expand their community engagement efforts in Charlotte.
To engage, educate, and mobilize citizens of Detroit through exercises and programming designed to increase their understanding of the choices ahead as the city reinvests in and rebuilds its civic infrastructure.
To create the Knight Charlotte Cycling Fund to support a planning process to be led by Alta Planning or other subject matter expert and implementation of specific activities to make Charlotte a more bike-friendly city.
To support the development of a DIY walkability toolkit and the testing of that toolkit as an onramp for civic engagement through a series of wayfinding campaigns in two Knight communities.
To provide pre-development support to transform a historic movie theater into an active civic space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte that promotes community engagement.