To support the implementation of community-driven technology programs developed through a collaborative of Knight grantees and the Harvard Kennedy School.
To create !nstant, a mobile app designed to verify and provide context to breaking news on social media.
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.
To Pilot 'Back in the Newsroom,' a summer fellowship program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities' journalism faculty to keep their skills up to date.
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
A matchmaking service where people who observe and record things of interest connect with people who need their observations, through a map-centric mobile and web app. Data collectors define their interests and locations and share observations with project managers who specify where they need data, (via a simple form) and tag their project with a vocabulary we design to facilitate matching.
We are building an open-source, mobile game application that teaches journalists how to assess digital threats, risks, and vulnerabilities for themselves and their sources. As journalists and citizen journalists report from contentious settings, they face a myriad of security issues and increasing digital risks. This tool teaches critical thinking skills to mitigate those risks.