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.
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Today in Miami, 19 experts are reading and voting on the projects moving on to the next round of the News Challenge on Networks.
We’d like to thank the following people who are dedicating their time and energy to helping us with this process:
Cody Elmore/University of Nebraska
Daniel Greene/Gates Foundation
Raina Kumra/Agency for Holistic Branding / Juggernaut
Melinda Lee/Uncensored Interview
Scott Lewis /voiceofsandiego.org
Colin Maclay/Berkman Center
David Porter/Video Journalist
Nick Reville/Participatory Culture Foundation
Ethan Zuckerman/MIT Media Lab
Our goal is to leave today’s meeting with 10-15 projects that we will explore even more deeply over the next couple of weeks. We expect to bring 4-6 of those for consideration by Knight Foundation trustees in mid-June, and publicly announce the winners at MIT on June 18.