Browse Knight-funded ideas

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Center for Future Civic Media

To create new community news products in a major national center with MIT's Media Lab and Comparative Media Studies program


To create, test and release open-source software that links databases to allow citizens of a large city to learn (and act on) civic information about their neighborhood or block


To create an open-source version of VillageSoup’s successful community news software, combining professional journalism, blogs, citizen journalism, online advertising and “reverse publishing” from online to print. Goals: “Turning independent weekly newspaper companies and entrepreneurs into an imposing, lively, worldwide creative energy that is competitive with media company chains.”

Mobile Youth Journalism (08 Election)

To cover a presidential election for young people via mobile media by creating a nationwide Mobile Youth Journalists network and to reuse their video reports on MTV

Taking Radio 'Out of the Box'

To improve a city's awareness of its arts and culture by bringing more diverse voices to WNYC public radio using a new type of interactive web site

Chi-Town Daily News

To create a new, low-cost model for training citizen journalist in every neighborhood of a major city to contribute to a citywide news site

Citizen Media Law Project

To create a 50-state database that will contain legal actions against citizen journalists, as well as state-specific legal guides

NY News Games

To use "news games" to tell stories and engage a nonprofit news organization's audience.

Playing the News

To create a flexible-format reality-based newsgame that focuses on community issues

Rising voices

To extend the successful Global Voices project to people from additional communities worldwide

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