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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.

TU Dance

To create the TU Dance Fund, to support the diversification of the dance community in St. Paul by expanding TU Dance's capacity to cultivate donors and increase programming.

Penumbra Theatre

To create the Strategic Growth Fund, enabling Penumbra Theatre, the largest African-American theater company in the nation, to engage new audiences with exceptional contemporary theater.

INNovation Fund

To establish the Knight INNovation Fund to support innovative projects by non-profit news organizations as part of the Knight Local Media Initiative.

Restatement

To develop a prototype version of Restatement, a system for the creation and parsing of machine-readable legal text.

Chicago Food

To develop strategies to engage with targeted communities currently being missed through Chicago's Twitter-based food poisoning incident detection system.

Data Experiences

To create prototype Data Experiences, multi-sensory, immersive, and aesthetic interactions that make data tangible, using environmental health indicators. The project will be done in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.

Data Visualization on Mobile Devices

To conduct a survey of existing approaches to mobile data visualization, identify patterns and best practices and produce a guide summarizing our findings. As part of the work we will explore solutions using Open Web technologies such as d3.js.

Keepr

To develop Keepr, an open source data mining tool for journalists to track breaking news stories.

LouLoops

To create LouLoops, a mobile app for bicycle route mapping and also a data collection and analysis tool, enabling more informed bike infrastructure planning by local officials.

MoNeCa Core

To create a prototype version of MoNeCa Core, an open source code library to capture multimedia content by citizen journalists in mobile apps.

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