To strengthen state groups that advance freedom of information by creating the Knight FOI Fund
For a planning grant to enhance local news capacity
To help NPR move itself from a public radio company to a public media company
To extend Knight Foundation's digital training of the NPR newsroom by creating 12 local news test sites linked to one another and to NPR. This grant is the test project of the creation of a new local reporting network
To increase the freedom of flow of information to citizens and journalists by underwriting comprehensive audits that keep pressure on officials to release information in a timely and legal manner
To promote diversity and boost under-represented groups in journalism through subsidized training and operational support
To create media policy ideas and advance the findings of the Knight Commission on the Information needs of Communities
For the New Business Models for News Project, to openly produce detailed business plans that will be used to create sustainable models for the future of news
To establish revenue-generating projects at Boston University's New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Launching tools that make it easier for communities to contribute to OpenStreetMap, the community-mapping project used by millions via foursquare and Wikimedia and becoming a leading source for open, street-level data. DevelopmentSeed will create the tools.
To create global agreement of the responsibilities of government and media during disasters that threaten public health
To support new data tools and mobile technology for informing veterans and the public about veterans' issues.