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 ubiquitous multimedia information system with native mobile applications for internet news distribution using content and context awareness over geo-location, tracking, registered services on social networks and augmented reality.
The project will use smartphones with permanent access to GPS device, wireless internet (Wi-Fi/3G) and push notification services.
The front-end interface will have a design thought to facilitate user’s interaction with common embedded resources like multi-touch, camera and multi-tasking services, on the other side, the back-office will facilitate civic stakeholders content submission.
News consumers and other people (tourists, visitors, locals, curious) that want to know and learn more about the places and communities where they are or will be.
a) Application markets for mobile devices like App Store, Google Market and Windows Market where the application can be installed.
b) Through an internet web page with more information, videos and screenshots about the service and its application.
c) Via social media and public keynotes with potential stakeholders (see next answer)
a) Community platform partners: news media, corporations, municipalities, tourism, businesses and cultural players.
b) News consumers associations, academic communities and labs.
We already have a content management system and iOS application mock-up with geo-referenced content.
It will reach top #150 in 10 countries 12 months after launch.
A project leader, 3 software developers (one that needs to be recruited), 1 designer, 1 journalist, 1 social media marketeer, computers, software and development licenses.
Please list who is on your team: João Canavilhas (coordinator), Marco Oliveira (developer), João Sardinha (designer), Pedro Pinto Rosa (developer), Eduardo Alves (journalist)
Expected number of months to complete project: 12 months
Estimated Project Cost: $128.000
Name: João Canavilhas
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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