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 create and implement an innovative education recruitment and retention model that will increase the number of African-American males enrolling in and graduating from the University of Akron
To adapt and implement the "10Questions" platform in Brazil's presidential election as a first step to bringing the system to Latin America
To send 22 recent New World School of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates to Berlin, Germany for the 2010 Berlin Biennial
To support the 2010 Youth Venture Summit, a gathering of young leaders who are addressing social issues in their communities throughout the U.S.
To determine how well the federal government follows its own freedom of information rules with the 2011 Knight Open Government Survey
To fund student scholarships for the 52nd Silver Knight Awards, a ceremony recognizing outstanding students who have not only maintained good grades but have also applied their knowledge to contribute significant service to their schools and communities
To represent established sound artists in the Listening Gallery, a 24-channel sound installation broadcasting sound art on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida
To provide news and information to the deaf and hearing impaired through public access television programming and an interactive website
To help digitize the Akron Art Museum's collection
To build a comprehensive news and information service by partnering with Alaska Public Telecommunications to add hyperlocal blogs and a "virtual community think tank" to the existing public radio and television offerings
For an independent investigation of broadband speeds and availability in the Washington metropolitan region