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.
Location-based tasking for journalists.
Geosearch will use location-aware mobile devices to find journalists close to locations where tasks are available. It will also allow journalists to find tasks anywhere and bid on going to the location to perform the task.
Professional journalists (writers/videographers/photographers/audio recordists) and news and information gathering organizations because it can increase their revenue and free them from having to maintain “bureaus” all over the world, respectively.
The app will be free - so word on the network, plus news coverage, plus a lot of writing on a blog to get the information onto the net.
Lots of connections with the video and photography communities at a corporate level and still need to reach the core journalism organizations.
None yet. There is an information site at www.geosear.ch
Having a groundswell of verifiable, repeatable uptake and use of the app to increase the personal revenues of freelance journalists working in all media and from around the world.
A coder to create the app and make it intuitively easy to use. A designer to make it beautiful.
Please list who is on your team: Craig Volker, Founder, Geosearch
Expected number of months to complete project: 6
Estimated Project Cost: <$100K for a minimum viable product
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization [if applicable]:
How did you learn about the contest? I’ve been following it for years.