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.
use of mobile phones sms,alerts,and information center to help villagers with critical information
local villagers in uganda who have phones but die due to lack of information that could save lives and developmental life tips them.
through ,word of mouth ,church meetings,posters in vernaccular, and radios.
sms companies as sms one in uganda,ministry of information and newvision media house
i already have 120,000 contacts for deep village dwellers i western uganda„„an office space with 2 computers is available.
if people in deep remote villages in uganda can access information to save thier lives and grow like their educated town counterparts.
i need small funding of 40,000 us dollars to access villages and buy air time to lauch this idea that can save lives ,registration,office,empowerment,transport and airtime „,for the project
Please list who is on your team: natuha martin (telecommunication engineering university student ).kushaba michael(economist)naturinda eve(consultant)
Expected number of months to complete project: (12 months)a year
Estimated Project Cost:40,000 usdollars
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization [if applicable]:
How did you learn about the contest? internet friends updated me