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