Own Local sells digital media services to small and medium businesses (SMBs) in partnership with local news publishers, enabling publishers to leverage their local brand and provide a one-stop shop for SMB digital services and improving revenue for small and regional publishers in particular.
Making state and appellate court documents freely available and useful to journalists, scholars and the public, by providing straightforward summaries of decisions, free audio recordings and more
To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.
To expand public affairs programming on public television by better connecting PBS to the citizens it serves through a highly interactive PBS Engage web site, and using the results of that effort as a catalyst for change within the system, transforming pu
To speed digital news innovation by creating an "idea lab" within the PBS MediaShift web site for Knight News Challenge winners
To speed digital news innovation by adding three new bloggers to the "idea lab" within the PBS MediaShift web site
MediaShift Idea Lab is a group weblog by innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age. Each author won a grant in the Knight News Challenge to help fund a startup idea or to blog on a topic related to reshaping community news.
To create a section of the PBS MediaShift blog devoted to community news experiments
To support the POV Digital Initiatives Project to help documentary filmmakers experiment with digital/mobile storytelling.
To create StoryMarket, a crowd-funding platform for public radio, so citizens can pay for the professional production of stories they would like to see in the news
To link mainstream and ethnic media for investigative reporting projects
For the Ethnic Media Digital Divide Initiative, a one-year pilot project to expand the digital reach and capacity of low-tech ethnic print publications