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Nov 04, 2014

Advisers review semifinalists in Knight News Challenge: Libraries

Posted by Jessica Hodder

Photo by Jessica Hodder.

Eighteen advisers arrive in Miami this week to help us review the
semifinalists in Knight News Challenge: Libraries. Forty-two ideas moved forward in the challenge, which asked the question, How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities. You can learn more about the on the News Challenge site.

With the help of these technologists, thought leaders, strategists and library professionals, we expect to identify a group of finalists that we’ll examine more closely over the next few weeks and submit to Knight’s board of trustees for approvals. We’ll announce the winners of Knight News Challenge: Libraries in January.

Please note if you are one of those finalists, you can expect to hear from us by next week. If you’re not a finalist, you can expect to receive a declination e-mail from us by Nov. 21. We may also follow up with several projects individually if we feel it is better suited to another funding option at Knight, such as our Prototype Fund.

We’d like to thank the following people who have taken two days to join us:

Knight News Challenge: Libraries closed on Sept. 30 with 693 applications.

Jessica Hodder is the digital communications associate at Knight Foundation.

*An earlier blog post stated that there are forty-one Knight News Challenge: Libraries semifinalists; there are actually forty-two.

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