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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.]

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email (joshua_benton@harvard.edu) or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
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