Above: Knight VP for Journalism and Media Innovation Michael Maness on the future of the News Challenge
In case you missed it, here are some highlights from last week’s Mozilla Festival in London:
* Friday at the festival, we announced the 2011/12 Knight-Mozilla News Technology Fellows, a group of five coders who will be embedded in leading newsrooms to help address their technology problems. Fellow Cole Gillespie, who will be joining Zeit Online for the year, also talked with journalist Jon Vidar about how he plans to help the outlet mine social media for data.
* Knight’s John Bracken and Michael Maness gave a video sneak peak of the Knight News Challenge in 2012. The challenge is going to be broken up into faster, more focused competitions held three times next year - a way to be more responsive to the fast-paced culture of the start-up world.
* Maness and Dan Sinker, who leads the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership, also held a fireside chat to discuss several themes that run through both the News Challenge and the Knight-Mozilla partnership, including how open source is often the key to innovation.
Have a great week!