To create two online courses as a pilot of GovLoop Academy, an online learning platform for civil servants.
To promote journalistic excellence by prototyping Comment IQ, a tool to help newsroom moderators surface interesting or constructive comments.
To automate the discovery of story leads from public records by scraping, ingesting and aggregating data, and analyzing it for patterns and anomalies.
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.
Browse through funded projects, our FAQ and apply now. The next deadline is May 15, 2015.