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The People’s Media Collection

Offering media training in libraries through a program that engages community members to gather information about their communities and create broadcast content.

Crisis Text Line Phase Three Growth

To promote a new model for digital engagement by continuing to support the growth of Crisis Text Line, a successful Knight News Challenge grantee that provides text messaging support services for individuals in crisis.

The George Barley Water Prize

To engage leading innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists from around the world by supporting the George Barley Water Prize, a $10 million competition for designing and implementing a cost-effective technology to remove excess phosphorous from freshwater bodies.

EcoTech Visions, The Future of Green

To expand learning and economic opportunities for low income Miami residents by supporting EcoTech Vision's Coding Bootcamp, a seven week course in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood that prepares members of the community for careers in technology.

Knight First Amendment Institute

To preserve broad First Amendment rights in the digital age through the establishment of an institute at Columbia University that would champion free expression through litigation, education and scholarship.

Knight First Amendment Institute (endowment)

To preserve broad First Amendment rights in the digital age through the establishment of an institute at Columbia University that would champion free expression through litigation, education and scholarship.

Emerging City Champions

To provide civic innovators in Knight communities with the best knowledge on how to improve public spaces through 8-80 Cities' study tours, the Emerging City Champions program and the city residency programs.

Mississippi Today

To advance journalism excellence by supporting Mississippi Today, a new nonprofit digital news outlet partnering with universities to provide top-flight coverage of race, poverty, education, health and the statehouse.

Informed Citizen Akron

To promote nonpartisan journalism excellence and audience engagement in Ohio during the 2016 presidential election by supporting the Informed Citizen Akron (ICAkron) project to conduct nonpartisan in-depth polling and, nonpartisan civic engagement, to help newsrooms listen more closely and respond to the broad information needs of Ohio voters.

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