Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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New Urban Mechanics Collaborative

To support the implementation of community-driven technology programs developed through a collaborative of Knight grantees and the Harvard Kennedy School.

!nstant mobile app

To create !nstant, a mobile app designed to verify and provide context to breaking news on social media.

'Among Friends' by Cesar Trasobares

To support Cesar Trasobares in researching, writing and editing a book based on the lives of three acclaimed Cuban-born artists, emphasizing the impact that Miami had on their practice.

'Creating A Public Square in a Challenging Media Age'

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.

10 Questions: Brazil

To adapt and implement the "10Questions" platform in Brazil's presidential election as a first step to bringing the system to Latin America

10Questions Mobile

To create 10Questions mobile app and pilot test it in the Mexican presidential election

596 Acres

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.

@bostonglobe and @civicMIT

To establish a partnership for newsroom innovation between The Boston Globe and the MIT Center for Civic Media, and later other universities

AEJMC

To encourage innovation in journalism education by rewarding innovative uses of Knight News Challenge software by faculty and students

APM Audio Search Prototype

The American Public Media (APM) Audio Search prototype will determine whether it is possible to provide full-text search of audio files, using open source software to automate the creation of text transcriptions of APM digital audio.

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