To help journalists use text messages to reach and engage with rural communities.
To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content
To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.
To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements
To launch the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, which will demonstrate new, effective ways that community stakeholders can engage to solve problems and seize opportunity
To safeguard mobile text communication though a simple, secure messaging application that requires no special knowledge from the user.
To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders
To create open-source software for neighborhood news
To create, test and release open-source software that links databases to allow citizens of a large city to learn (and act on) civic information about their neighborhood or block
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 support the development of a technology plan for an SMS-based mobile membership platform designed to increase the number of participants and incentivize increased action and retention