Knight News Challenge 2012
Our coverage of the three rounds of the 2012 Knight News Challenge, in which journalism innovators seek funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The Knight Foundation is opening up its contest by changing its rules and shortening the gestation period for ideas.
The first round of the new challenge is open and the (short) applications call for creativity and conciseness.
Six winners share more than $1.3 million in the first post-reboot round of the Knight Foundation’s news-innovation contest.
Knight News Challenge winner Watchup aggregates videos from YouTube for a new iPad app that lets users customize their own mini-newscasts.
Lessons from previous grants and investments have changed Knight’s approach to funding innovation.
The new class focuses on a set of tools for journalism and community information.
The Knight News Challenge winners want to help radio producers archive and organize their raw tape with simple web-based software.
Developers from The Chicago Tribune, WNYC, and The Spokesman-Review will expand Census.IRE.org to include more data.
Developed by Code for America fellows, the Knight News Challenge winner allows people to create, collect, and manage data.