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.
Danger alert app that will tell a person on their cell phone when they are entering a dangerous zone.
It’s on the sense of a tracking device but it will alert an individual when they are entering a danger zone. It’s approaching the “when, where, how” idea, like social media, that they’ll know everything that happens around them with a single alert.
Any individual can use it because it’s for any person that wants to know when and where they’ll be in danger
People would learn about my project by downloading the app themselves and testing it out. Also sending out advertisements about the app. Lastly, I would do a presentation and then stream it on the internet.
I will make communities safer because they will have information about where they should and shouldn’t go. Also it could decrease the crime rate
I haven’t built any part of this project yet actually. It was a simple idea I came up with.
The app is basically information and a tracking device. Two simple things that can be put into one, so it’s very likely.
I need a tracking device on the cellphone and history of crime in all neighborhoods.
Please list who is on your team: single team
Expected number of months to complete project: 2
Estimated Project Cost: I’m not sure
Name: Lauren Brown
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization [if applicable]: n/a
How did you learn about the contest? Eric Newton came to Temple University for a presentation and mentioned this to the class