To extend the prestigious Livingston Awards for Young Journalists for two years while a permanent endowment is sought
To extend the digital reach and overall impact of the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists while a permanent endowment is assembled.
To create an easy-to-use open source "wiki" platform tailored to the needs of local communities
Providing a set of tools that communities can use to collect data on paper or via a smartphone app, then export or visualize the data via an easy-to-use dashboard. The city of Detroit has used the tools, created by Code for America fellows, to track urban blight.
To support the creation of free resources and events for women in media innovation and entrepreneurship
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 test the use of crowd-funded advertising through the Louder platform in order to extend the reach of journalism that is important to audiences.
To support the 2013 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference at the MIT Media Lab.
To prototype the use of new machine learning algorithms to discover patterns in documents and networks.
For a planning grant to determine the feasibility of establishing a Journalism Collaborative between Mercer University, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting
To support The OpenGov Foundation's work making state and local codes, laws and policymaking accessible to the public through open data and technology.
Sharing the tools and technology of the maker movement by prototyping an equipment lending system - a process for sharing maker kits between libraries - that builds on existing interlibrary loan frameworks