The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Jeff Reifman applied to the News Challenge numerous times - and lost. Doing so, though, put him in touch with Knight Foundation. He ultimately won two grants to test an open source Facebook application for news orgs called NewsCloud. Just yesterday, the Boston Globe launched a beta site using the app.
Jeff has some tips for News Challenge applicants about testing projects. It's good info, so have a look at his video below.