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 support the Wesleyan Media Project's analysis of broadcast advertising during the 2010 election
To build a web service and open source tools to display public data in easy-to-understand, highly visual ways
@michaelmaness on Knight's journalism and media innovation strategy
Knight Foundation aims to help sustain democracy by leading journalism to its best possible future in the 21st century.
Media Innovation: Since 2007, Knight has invested more than $100 million in new technologies and techniques, including in more than 200 community news and information experiments. Its media innovation portfolio seeks to improve public media, discover new platforms for investigative reporting, increase digital and media literacy, promote universal broadband access and support a free and open Web.
Journalistic Excellence: As the nation’s leading journalism funder, Knight funding has supported training for more than 100,000 journalists worldwide, and has helped to transform journalism education with the college-level Carnegie-Knight Initiative, major fellowship programs at Stanford, Michigan and Harvard and 22 Knight Chairs with endowments of more than $50 million.
Freedom of Expression: The foundation helps safeguard the rights of journalists worldwide and supports public information campaigns about the value of freedom of information and open government.
The foundation has invested more than $454 million in more than 1,000 journalism and media grants since 1950.