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Public Space Public Life

To increase civic engagement through new methods and tools for designing public spaces in Knight communities.

Sportsmanias Social Media and Sports Summit

To support Sportsmanias' Social Media and Sports Summit in Miami, which will unite sports writers, media executives and key sports leaders from across the country to engage in conversation on the evolution of journalism and its intersection with social media.

Reimagining the Civic Commons in Philadelphia

To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.

Scaling Democracy Works

To promote open information systems by scaling two voting information tools, while engaging government and nonprofit partners with technology that adds transparency to the voting process.

8-80 Cities Convening and Study Tours

To support a conference, city learning tours, fellowships and residencies that expose leaders from Knight communities to effective approaches to using the power of places to attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of engagement.

Ketla

Developing a mobile app to help content creators make news accessible to many different languages and literacy levels through visual tools that merge comic books, journalism and user-friendly delivery strategies

Digital Library for the Developing World

To promote responsive digital solutions for low-bandwidth communities by scaling a digital library platform that makes robust educational content available for libraries and schools in the developing world.

GITenberg

Exploring collaborative cataloging for Project Gutenberg public-domain ebooks using the Web-based repository hosting service GitHub.

Internet Archive

Helping people create and share global collections of cultural treasures on the Internet Archive, one of the world's largest public libraries.

Open Data to Open Knowledge

Turning Boston's open data collection into an accessible resource by working with Boston Public Library to catalog it and introduce it to the public.

The Library Freedom Project

Providing librarians and their patrons with tools and information to better understand their digital rights by scaling a series of privacy workshops for librarians.

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