Highlighting the runners-up in Knight News Challenge: Health

We recently announced the seven winners of Knight News Challenge: Health. We couldn’t be more excited about the quality, variety and ambition of these teams and their projects. We’d also like to share the seven other projects that made it to the final round. While we weren’t able to fund all of them, we enjoyed getting to know the teams and their projects, and we were inspired by their ambition and focus. We hope to see them come to life in the months ahead.

We’ve also heard that it’s useful to see the original applications of the top projects, so we’ve gathered them all in one place. If you want to learn more about the projects, click on the links to their original proposal on

National Parkinson Foundation

Toure McCluskey

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Stamen Design

Ecology Center

WFPL News, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Stay tuned: In March, we’ll announce the theme for the next News Challenge.

John Bracken, director of journalism and media innovation, and Chris Sopher, journalism program associate, at Knight Foundation