- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 07/01/12 to 07/31/13
- Focus Area
- Engaged Communities
- Knight Community Information Challenge
- Boston, MA
To encourage the more effective use of data in reporting, The Boston Foundation will train journalists and community members to access information and create compelling data visualizations that can be embedded in news stories and on blogs and websites.
The foundation and its partners will use a new, open-source data analysis and visualization platform to engage and train journalists from major community-based and social media outlets. Its efforts to engage and mobilize organizations and residents will focus in three Boston neighborhoods: Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. It will also coordinate a free one-day conference around the topic of data.