Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Tow Center

To promote excellence in journalism through support for leading-edge research at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism that tests and adapts new technologies for the industry, and infuses the practice and teaching of journalism with innovation.

Digitally-trained minority journalists

To support journalism excellence and diversity in newsrooms by creating the Knight-CUNY internships, a paid summer internship program for minority students to build a stronger pipeline of academically excellent, digitally-trained minority journalists.


Endaga empowers anyone, anywhere to run their own cellular networks and brings connectivity to the billion people internationally without it.

Future of News initiative

To support the MIT Media Lab's effort to bridge the gap between civic engagement and news so that journalists can better engage audiences

Check Out the Internet

To bridge the digital divide by allowing New York residents with limited broadband access to borrow portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices for up to a year.


To safeguard mobile text communication though a simple, secure messaging application that requires no special knowledge from the user.

Online Community Platform

To support a joint project by Mozilla, The New York Times and The Washington Post to build a user-generated content and commenting platform that empowers users and creates a community, a platform that will be open and usable by news organizations anywhere.

Journalism After Snowden

To support a survey and a series of public events around the role of journalists in an age of surveillance and promote First Amendment freedoms.

Rebuild Foundation

To support a partnership of the University of Chicago and the Rebuild Foundation that will create a national platform for propagating a groundbreaking model that uses imagination and culture-driven community engagement to transform and revitalize disinvested communities in Knight communities and other cities.

Spark Tracks

To grow Spark Camp's themed tracks, turning relationships developed at the event into sustained partnerships for innovation in journalism and technology.

Media Innovation Track

To pilot the Media Innovation Track, a graduate track to train mid-career journalists to apply design, data and technology skills to journalism.

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