Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Census.IRE.org

To update and expand Census.IRE.org, a tool for journalists to easily find Census and other information about communities

Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker

To create a citizen/professional journalism project using innovative web tools and citizen journalism practices to track Boulder's implementation of a carbon tax

Freedom Fone

To create an economical way for poor people to use cell phones to create and gather information in forms difficult for authoritarian governments to control

VillageSoup

To create an open-source version of VillageSoup’s successful community news software, combining professional journalism, blogs, citizen journalism, online advertising and “reverse publishing” from online to print. Goals: “Turning independent weekly newspaper companies and entrepreneurs into an imposing, lively, worldwide creative energy that is competitive with media company chains.”

Spot.Us

To create a micro-payment system to fund investigative news reports

Outline.com

Launching a public policy simulator that helps people visualize the impact that public policies like health care reform and school budget changes might have on local economies and communities

NowSpots

To develop open-source software allowing "real-time advertising" that can be updated at any time by local business using social media

TKOH

For a tablet application that helps people easily record stories and oral histories, prompted by photos or videos on the screen

RootIO

To enable radio stations to transmit over cellular phone networks and citizens to set up their own radio stations

Open Gov for the Rest of Us

Providing residents in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago with the tools to access and demand better data around issues important to them, like housing and education

Community Radio in India

To use the latest software and computer-based FM transmitters to reduce the cost of creating rural radio stations

Local Wiki

To create an easy-to-use open source "wiki" platform tailored to the needs of local communities

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