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.
Additional details: BenitoLink.com plans to launch in the Fall of 2012
Please list who is on your team: Julie Morris, award-winning journalist and Executive Director of VIsion San Benito County, a project of the Community Foundation for San Benito County; Mark Paxton, former editor of McClatchy Newspapers’ Hollister Free Lance newspaper; Bob Reid, local artist and writer; Kathy Bisbee, Executive Director of Community Media Access Partnership (CMAP); and Leslie David, documentary filmaker and reporter.
Expected number of months to complete project: 36
Estimated Project Cost: $300,000
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization [if applicable]: Community Foundation for San Benito County
City: Hollister, California
Country: United States
How did you learn about the contest? Medial Learning Seminar, Miami, FL 2011