Reviewers for Knight News Challenge on Libraries meet in Miami

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Above: Knight News Challenge reviewers meet in Miami. Photo by Rosemary D’Amour.

Today, the second group of reviewers are meeting in Miami to discuss semifinalists in the Knight News Challenge on Libraries. A combination of library professionals, journalists, researchers and technology experts, these 17 reviewers will help Knight Foundation select a group of finalists.

This year’s Knight News Challenge offers a share of $3 million to projects that answer the question, How might libraries meet 21st century information needs? The challenge closed on March 21 with more than 600 applications, and we announced 47 semifinalists on April 15.

We will notify each semifinalist on May 10 whether they have been selected as a finalist. In the following weeks, we will conduct due diligence and in-person interviews with finalists to determine a group of winners.

We will announce winners on June 21. On Saturday, June 25, each team will present their projects at the American Libraries Association Annual Conference in Orlando.

Thank you to the reviewers and advisers who helped identify projects for consideration. Reviewers are listed below:

For the latest, please visit the Knight Blog, newschallenge.org and @knightfdn using #newschallenge.

Nina Zenni is a media innovation associate at Knight Foundation. Email her at [email protected].