Knight News Challenge
August 20th, 2007

It’s time to enter this year’s Knight News Challenge, which awards big
money for innovative ideas using digital experiments to transform
community news.

The contest is run by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Last
year’s winners won awards ranging from $15K to $5 million.

Winning projects included:

* Open-source software that will let citizens find public information
about their neighborhoods.

* Young journalists covering the 2008 presidential election on cell
phones, for cell phones.

* Online games to inform and engage players about key issues confronting
New York City.

* Digital newscasts for Philadelphia’s immigrant community distributed
through a new citywide wireless platform.

Anyone worldwide can apply at www.newschallenge.org.


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