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Openblock Rural

To increase access to local information and strengthen rural newspapers technical expertise by using the OpenBlock system to aggregate and publish local, municipal data.

iWitness

To bridge the gap between traditional and citizen media with a web-based tool that aggregates user-generated content during big news events.

The Public Laboratory

To make technology work for communities by creating a tool kit and online community for citizen-based, grassroots data gathering and research.

PANDA

To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.

Poderopedia

To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders

NextDrop

To develop a new, mobile model for disseminating community information by testing a service that notifies residents of a city in India when water is available.

Awesome Foundation News Taskforce

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.

Spending Stories

To increase fiscal literacy among journalists and the public by creating simple digital tools that link public spending data to public spending narratives

Free to Tweet

For the "Free to Tweet" campaign, a national celebration of the First Amendment through social media

Macon Journalism Collaborative

For a planning grant to determine the feasibility of establishing a Journalism Collaborative between Mercer University, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting

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