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AAJA Executive Leadership Program

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.

AP Data Services Team

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.

ONA Local

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.

Open Cities Conference

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.

Uptown Columbus

To support talent retention and attraction by funding Uptown Columbus Riverfest which promotes entrepreneurship and business development in Uptown Columbus.

To prototype, an open source tool to help journalists efficiently collecting and disseminating crowdsourced news and data.

2016 Political Ad Tracker

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,The Center for Public Integrity and others.

Sharp Insight

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.

Applied Research Center

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 engage Philadelphia audiences with 'INVISIBLE RIVER 2015' - a site-specific interactive dance performance held on and along the banks of the Schuylkill River.

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