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. The first round of 2013, which opens in February, will invite innovators from all disciplines to focus on tools for open government. In 2012, three challenge rounds, each focused on an emerging trend, drew more than 2,500 entries.
Challenge 1 - on NETWORKS: Winners were announced June 18.
Challenge 2 - on DATA: Winners were announced Sept. 20.
Challenge 3 – on MOBILE: Winners were announced Jan. 17.
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.
An effort to support low income youth to navigate through dangerous neighborhoods, identify local job opportunities, and find positive activities and connections.
The project will leverage mobile apps, GPS, and text messaging to better connect youth with their neighborhoods. The project will leverage mobile tools already in use by the targeted communities.
Youth living in urban ghettos because they want to find safe pathways to school, find work, and know when fun and relevant neighborhood activities are available.
Community centers and churches, word of mouth, and via Scraper bike teams. (for info on the urban Scraper bike movement see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGLNPJ9VCE)
A neighborhood where kids feel safer to walk the streets and more connected to their local community than ever before.
Please list who is on your team: TBD
Expected number of months to complete project: 9 months
Estimated Project Cost: $75,000
Name: Paul Lamb
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization [if applicable]:
Country: United States
How did you learn about the contest? through Mobile Active