The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. Winners receive a share of $5 million in funding and support from Knight’s network of influential peers and advisors to help advance their ideas.
Throughout 2012, innovators from all industries and countries are invited to participate in three challenge rounds, each with focused topics on emerging trends.
Round 1 - on networks - is closed, and the winners will be announced June 18.
Round 2 - on data - will be open May 31 - June 21. We’re looking for new ways of collecting, understanding, visualizing and helping the public use the large amounts of information generated each day. Winners will be announced in late September.
Details on Round 3 will available later this year.
Anyone, anywhere can apply for the challenge - whether for-profit start-ups or non-profit ventures. For more information on a variety of topics - from guidelines for for-profits, on intellectual property licensing, open source software and more - visit our FAQ.
To use networks and platforms for citizens to quickly propose solutions for problems within a community.
Not on this local level, although change.org is similar.
To utilize the POSTEROUS network for users to submit ways to address needs in their communities using a format of WHO (their names with either Twitter or Facebook credentials), WHAT (the proposal or need), WHERE (location/community), WHEN (The proposed date to take action), HOW (the means to address or solve).
It will be easy to use and it will gain enormous traction and engage citizens to contribute and connect, with a user-friendly interface, geolocation and data visualization tools.
Steven Sikes, who has launched 4 successful startups in media, education, healthcare and entertainment. Helped develop leading iPhone and Facebook apps, and specializes in mobile technology and data visualization.
Wireframes, UI design, and API in Alpha, with integration of other APIs.
Partnership alliances, angel or seed funding.