Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Newsonomics: “Retiring” from Tronc, what is Michael Ferro up to?
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
June 28, 2010, noon

Our 2010 Knight News Challenge coverage

This year’s Knight News Challenge is history, and the 12 lucky winners now have to shift from developing a great pitch to actually building something worthwhile with Knight’s money. If you haven’t followed this year’s cycle, take a look back through our coverage of the competition, the winners, and what it all means.

The original announcement of all the winners.

— Our profiles of all the winners: City Tracking ($400,000); The Cartoonist ($378,000); LocalWiki ($350,000); NowSpots ($250,000); Order in the Court 2.0 ($250,000); Front Porch Forum ($220,000); GoMap Riga ($250,000); One-Eight ($202,000); Stroome ($200,000); CitySeed ($90,000); StoryMarket ($75,000); and Tilemapping ($74,000).

— Seth Lewis’ analysis of the changing priorities of the Knight Foundation.

— Pre-announcement, our “baseless speculation” about potential winners — which proved to be pretty darned baseless, with only one of our guesses ending up with a grant.

— Also pre-announcement, our February, December, September updates on the selection process.

— From October, Knight’s rethinking of how it handles for-profit sales of Knight-funded projects.

And for the nostalgic, you can also check out all our coverage of last year’s cycle.

[Full disclosure: The Knight Foundation is a financial supporter of the Nieman Journalism Lab.]

POSTED     June 28, 2010, noon
Show comments  
Show tags
Join the 45,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
Newsonomics: “Retiring” from Tronc, what is Michael Ferro up to?
Three possibilities: Tronc merges with Gannett, Ferro tries to take the company private, or — maybe — Tronc begins to act more like a normal company.
Live life like a local: Whereby.Us adds two more cities to its growing roster
“I want people to enjoy the newsletter like they would a nice conversation over coffee or a cocktail or while sitting in a wooden swing on a porch.”
How digital leaders from the BBC and Al Jazeera are planning for the ethics of AI
“We have to remember, as media, we are gatekeepers to people’s understanding of the modern world.”