To issue a white paper that will advance the findings of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy and provide ideas to implement its recommendations. Note: The finished white paper by Norm Ornstein was published as "Creating A Public Square in a Challenging Media Age." Please see related project here.
To adapt and implement the "10Questions" platform in Brazil's presidential election as a first step to bringing the system to Latin America
To create 10Questions mobile app and pilot test it in the Mexican presidential election
To determine how well the federal government follows its own freedom of information rules with the 2011 Knight Open Government Survey
596 Acres, in partnership with the New Orleans Food & Farm Network, will build an online vacant lot finder, Living Lots, to be prototyped in New Orleans. The platform will connect citizens with land-use data and offer an organized approach to engage with government processes.
To establish a partnership for newsroom innovation between The Boston Globe and the MIT Center for Civic Media, and later other universities
To encourage innovation in journalism education by rewarding innovative uses of Knight News Challenge software by faculty and students
To create a new First Amendment awareness campaign and strengthen national Sunshine Week in 2008
For content distribution and publishing via SIM cards for sharing information in technologically-limited or high-risk situations
To study whether Al Jazeera's English programming increases cross-cultural dialogue and understanding
To expand and improve the Universal Subtitles tool for titling and translating video across the Internet
To put Amara, the collaborative tool for online video subtitling, onto a sustainable growth path through a program related investment