To build software to help local law enforcement agencies collaborate with neighborhood crime watch groups
To create several prototypes for data toys: experimental, digitally-enabled devices that allow users to explore data and systems through play
To fund research and experimentation into the use of drone vehicles as news and information-gathering tools, to study the ethics of these techniques and to publish case studies and best-practices guides
FOIA Machine will aid journalist and private citizens in accessing millions of important governmental documents around the world that are covered by freedom of information laws (which exist in more than 90 countries).
To create a prototype system to allow journalists to easily combine datasets based on geographic information.
GroundTruth is a communications platform designed to help journalists, researchers and community organizers establish engagement with people who have valuable expertise via text messages and mobile phones.
To develop a pilot of a mobile application designed to allow individuals to report street harassment.
The mission of Kon*Fab is to explore news and information through a more serendipitous discovery.
To build software that will track the gender balance in published news stories
For a proof of concept to match news and social sentiment with polling and socioeconomic demographics to create an open public opinion reporting and analysis tool.
To build an online video editor for use in media criticism and education.
To develop a tool for organizing multiple videos recorded at a public event into a single timeline