Making it easier for local governments to connect with citizens by creating a notification system that allows users to receive information from the government by selecting a geographic area, category and delivery method for the notifications.
To automate the discovery of story leads from public records by scraping, ingesting and aggregating data, and analyzing it for patterns and anomalies.
To prototype CrowdVoice.by, an open source tool to help journalists efficiently collecting and disseminating crowdsourced news and data.
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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