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Media Innovation Track

To pilot the Media Innovation Track, a graduate track to train mid-career journalists to apply design, data and technology skills to journalism.


To pilot the PRX Podcast Network (Radiotopia), a program to develop new public radio programming with Internet distribution and fundraising model.

Project for Lean Urbanism

To establish and support the 'Project for Lean Urbanism,' a three-year effort that will devise tools and techniques to make it easier, cheaper and faster for citizens to engage in shaping their own communities.

Bilingual News Reporting for the Northwest

To share stories across diverse communities, Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) will partner with a Spanish-language radio station to create and share reports that both stations will broadcast and disseminate across a variety of platforms

Los Angeles Budget Tool

To increase transparency in Los Angeles, challenge funds will help the Advancement Project create an easy-to-use online forum and information source about the Los Angeles City budget.

Miami-Dade Digital Classroom Initiative

To support the expansion and modernization of entrepreneurship education in Greater Miami public schools by helping Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship launch the Digital Classroom Initiative in ten classrooms.

Making government contract bidding more transparent by simplifying the way smaller companies bid on government work

AMP Camp

To fuel new ideas for the classroom by providing digital media teachers with a three-day artists' retreat and a year-round network of support

Artist Village Detroit

To provide an artful space by placing handcrafted, whimsical porch swings - equipped with LED lights and cellphone charging stations - at bus stops and in parks around the city

Beware of the Dandelions

To explore the relationship between art, science and social justice movements through a multimedia performance installation inspired by community-led efforts in Detroit

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