- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/10 to 12/31/11
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
- Knight News Challenge, Tech for Engagement
To create open-source software for neighborhood news
To help residents connect with others and their community, this grant will help rebuild and enhance a successful community news site, expand it to more towns and release the software so other organizations, anywhere can use it. The Front Porch Forum, a virtual town hall space, helps residents share and discuss local news, build community and increase engagement. The site, currently serving 25 Vermont towns, will expand to 250.