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March 14, 2012, 1:04 p.m.
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The deadline for applications for the new-look Knight News Challenge is just three days away. Here are links to all the 200-plus entries so far.

A few that jump out for something beyond having amusing names: Piano Media (past Nieman Lab subject, Mitteleuropa paywall provider), ThinkUp (Gina Trapani/Anil Dash social media analysis tool), BookBrewer (from past KNC winner Dan Pacheco), (recent Kickstarter success), and Unicef (for a youth-led mapping tool).

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