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PANDA

To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.

iWitness

To bridge the gap between traditional and citizen media with a web-based tool that aggregates user-generated content during big news events.

FrontlineSMS

To help journalists use text messages to reach and engage with rural communities.

Tiziano 360

To help communities better tell their stories by building an accessible, multimedia storytelling platform.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content

Springboard for the Arts

To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements

Internet to Go

To offer Chicago residents Wi-Fi hotspots for up to three weeks at a time, in addition to one-on-one digital literacy and skills coaching and access to online tutorials.

Everyblock

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

Aspen Forum for Community Solutions

To launch the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, which will demonstrate new, effective ways that community stakeholders can engage to solve problems and seize opportunity

NextDrop

To develop a new, mobile model for disseminating community information by testing a service that notifies residents of a city in India when water is available.

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