Front Porch Forum

Front Porch Forum

Date Awarded
10/01/10
Amount
$220,000
Grant Period
10/01/10 to 12/31/11
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiatives
Knight News Challenge, Tech for Engagement

Grantee Contact

  • Burlington

Featured Media

Knight News Challenge: Front Porch Forum from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

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.

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Project Team

Michael Wood-Lewis

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