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Talk Box

To involve the community in news stories by repurposing phone booths in specific neighborhoods that will provide residents with a direct, two-way line to the New York Public Radio newsroom; a “Talkbox” can help with engaging new audiences or to get information in a neighborhood where a reporting project is taking place.

The Last Graph

To building a tool that empowers audiences to engage with the subject of the news. With the tool, audiences literally change the narrative by taking part in relevant, journalist-curated actions, which are captured in a feedback loop.


To automate the discovery of story leads from public records by scraping, ingesting and aggregating data, and analyzing it for patterns and anomalies. 

Channel X Online Marketplace

To develop functions and services specific to news content at Channel X, an online marketplace that helps public TV and radio broadcasters discover, buy and license content aimed at a young and diverse audience.

Short-form Frontline

To support WGBH develop and test a short-form digital Frontline series to engage a new audience of millennials with quality journalism.


To launch the WBUR BizLab, a free-standing team to experiment with new revenue strategies to increase WBUR's future sustainability and share findings with the public media community.

Enstitute Miami Hub

To support Enstitute, a program which connects a national pool of young, high potential talent to high growth startups in Miami - ultimately building a pipeline of talent for Miami's entrepreneurship community.

Document Cloud

To improve the popular, open source journalism tool DocumentCloud and make it sustainable to encourage investigative journalism and the exchange of public information.

Street Opera

To engage audiences with 'Street Opera' - a series of events bringing culturally diverse opera performances out of the theater and into non-traditional venues throughout Charlotte.

Miami Makers Initiative

To support the Miami Maker Initiative, which aims to bolster interest, engagement, and support for local makers in South Florida-connecting entrepreneurs with other innovative thinkers in the community

Code Fever

To support Code Fever which conducts workshops and symposiums in Greater Miami to teach high school students and their parents, with a particular emphasis on residents from low-income communities, on how to transition from being just consumers of technology to creators of technology.

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