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 help communities better tell their stories by building an accessible, multimedia storytelling platform.
To help journalists use text messages to reach and engage with rural communities.
To bring the city’s art and tech communities together through a new alliance and facility that will provide hands-on programming, plus a civic prototyping lab addressing community issues
To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content
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 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 create open-source software for neighborhood news
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.