To increase access to local information and strengthen rural newspapers technical expertise by using the OpenBlock system to aggregate and publish local, municipal data.
To experiment with a new funding model for local news by bringing together leaders and innovators in communities to provide microgrants to journalism and media projects.
To help journalists find stories in large amounts of data through a new tool that finds patterns in and visualizes document sets.
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Knight News Challenge: Libraries asks the question: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledegeable communities? Submissions closed at 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 30, 2014. Winners will share in $2.5 million. Apply here, or join the conversation and give feedback on other ideas.
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding the best breakthrough ideas in news and information. Winners receive a share funding and support from Knight’s network of influential peers and advisers to help advance their ideas. Innovators from all industries and countries are invited to participate.
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. Since 2007 Knight Foundation has reviewed more than 10,000 News Challenge applications and provided more than $37 million in funding to 111 projects.
Winners include leading Internet entrepreneurs, emerging media innovators and legacy newsrooms. DocumentCloud, which helps journalists analyze, annotate and publish original source documents, is being used by more than 200 newsrooms nationwide. Ushahidi has helped map information in crises from Haiti to Japan. hNews, a project by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and the Media Standards Trust, allows readers to see the source of information in online articles. It is used by more than 200 newsrooms such as the Associated Press.
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Find out more about the Knight News Challenge on Strengthening the Internet, Knight News Challenge: Health, Knight News Challenge: Open Gov and the 2012 News Challenge winners for Networks, Data and Mobile.