To promote journalism excellence by supporting a human-centered redesign of the Asian American Journalists Association's Executive Leadership program aimed to develop minorities as leadership in digital journalism and improve diversity in newsrooms.
To support journalism excellence in the digital age by helping fund an Associated Press Data Services Team to increase the distribution of localized data sets and raise the level of data-driven journalism in newsrooms that have inadequate resources to pursue the work on their own.
To accelerate the adoption of the best digital practices in journalism in communities around the country by expanding the Online News Association's Local program and peer-to-peer volunteer network.
To support talent retention and attraction by funding a Columbus tech leader to attend the Open Cities Conference in San Francisco which allows civic innovators to reimagine the future of their cities.
To support talent retention and attraction by funding Uptown Columbus Riverfest which promotes entrepreneurship and business development in Uptown Columbus.
To prototype CrowdVoice.by, an open source tool to help journalists efficiently collecting and disseminating crowdsourced news and data.
Bringing accountability to the voting process by creating a public library of TV news and political advertising from key 2016 primary election states,paired with nonpartisan fact-checking and additional analysis from PolitiFact,the University of Pennsylvania's FactCheck.org,The Center for Public Integrity and others.
Engaging black men in elections by recruiting barbers in predominantly African-American communities to disseminate nonpartisan information and resources on voting.
To promote free expression on the Internet by developing HeartMob, a platform to provide those experiencing online harassment with a safe way to report incidents and to receive support from volunteers.
To create an applied research center dedicated to transforming legacy news organizations and supporting innovative community news sites at the local and regional level.
To expand the Digital Public Library of America into all unserved states or regions, adding new hubs with unique items from these communities into DPLA's collection.
To engage Philadelphia audiences with 'INVISIBLE RIVER 2015' - a site-specific interactive dance performance held on and along the banks of the Schuylkill River.