What you need to know as #newschallenge deadline nears

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We encouraged folks to apply early to the Knight News Challenge on Open Gov, offering a share of $5 million to winning projects. But human nature prevailed.

If you’re among the many challenge applicants waiting to the last minute to apply, here's some info to get you thinking before the 5 p.m. ET March 18 deadline:

  • What we’re looking for in an application: several tips to help make yours stand out.

If you’ll be at SXSW in Austin, Texas, we hope to see you there. Here’s a list of the places you can find us, including when we’ll have in-person office hours to talk about the challenge. We’ll also have one more opportunity for you to ask us questions during  virtual office hours at 1 p.m. ET Thursday, March 14. To participate, please follow this link. If you can’t join via video and are based in the U.S., you can call 888.240.2560 (if you’re outside the U.S. please call 408.740.7256). Note the meeting ID number is 731 675 489. As always, stay up-to-date on the latest News Challenge info by following @knightfdn and #newschallenge. By Elizabeth R. Miller, communications associate at Knight Foundation

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