To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.
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.
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.
To establish the Knight INNovation Fund to support innovative projects by non-profit news organizations as part of the Knight Local Media Initiative.
To develop a prototype version of Restatement, a system for the creation and parsing of machine-readable legal text.
To test and refine a data-reporting method that other media and organizations can use to localize national stories to the county level.
To develop strategies to engage with targeted communities currently being missed through Chicago's Twitter-based food poisoning incident detection system.
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.
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.
To develop Keepr, an open source data mining tool for journalists to track breaking news stories.
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.
To create a prototype version of MoNeCa Core, an open source code library to capture multimedia content by citizen journalists in mobile apps.