To develop Curious City, an online system for community-driven story creation, as open source software and methods replicable at other radio and news organizations
To build a prototype StoryCorps mobile app that allows people to record, upload and share do-it-yourself StoryCorps interviews.
To create two online courses as a pilot of GovLoop Academy, an online learning platform for civil servants.
The Knight Prototype Fund helps media makers, technologists and tinkerers take ideas from concept to demo. With grants of $35,000, innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project.
The program recognizes that with the cost of experimentation dropping, innovators should have the opportunity to test their greatest ideas and explore many options before choosing a final path. When successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation can help them scale.
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