Developing a Web platform to help journalists easily create interactive, data-driven content without help from programmers.
Exploring collaborative cataloging for Project Gutenberg public-domain ebooks using the Web-based repository hosting service GitHub.
Enabling people to learn new skills through a service that connects knowledge seekers with experts in their own neighborhood
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.
The deadline for the next round of Prototype Fund grants will be announced soon.
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