To increase access to local information and strengthen rural newspapers technical expertise by using the OpenBlock system to aggregate and publish local, municipal data.
To make technology work for communities by creating a tool kit and online community for citizen-based, grassroots data gathering and research.
To bridge the gap between traditional and citizen media with a web-based tool that aggregates user-generated content during big news events.
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 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.
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 analyze issues of Internet unity, governance and structure and propose strategies to increase global Internet freedom
To increase fiscal literacy among journalists and the public by creating simple digital tools that link public spending data to public spending narratives
To support the development of a digital platform for civic discourse
For the "Free to Tweet" campaign, a national celebration of the First Amendment through social media
For a planning grant to determine the feasibility of establishing a Journalism Collaborative between Mercer University, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting