By Sara Morrison
Eight projects received a total of $2.4 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as winners of the 2012 Knight News Challenge’s third and final round.
The Wikimedia Foundation won the biggest prize: $600,000 to make Wikipedia accessible to as many countries as possible with multiple languages and software that will make its content more available to “lower-end, more basic phones — the kinds the majority of people use to access data outside of the West,” according to the press release.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.