Tag: grants

by Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation has announced the winners of a new round of its News Challenge, which focused on strengthening the Internet. Nineteen innovators will receive a portion of the total award of about $3.46 million. As online censorship continues to grow, the tools and platforms to help people continue to access the Internet freely and [...] more »

by Jesse Young

This post was written by Jordan Young of the Knight News Innovation Lab and originally appeared on the Lab’s blog. International Women’s Day is always inspiring and encouraging. But this past March 8 was even more special. That’s the day I found out a project I co-founded, Boxx Magazine, had been chosen as one of [...] more »

by Tim Hwang

At the Institute for Higher Awesome Studies, our latest research has focused on thinking about the origins of awesome ideas, and how organizations and institutions play a role in supporting (or inhibiting) the implementation of those projects in reality. The big, looming question in this work is simple: What does the current social infrastructure supporting [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

As the media industry continues to be upended and traditional publishers search for ways to survive, those of us who’ve chosen journalism as our craft are left wondering what the future holds. The Knight Foundation, as it happens, appears to be one of those entities exploring that very question. So it’s no wonder that many [...] more »

by Christina Xu

I’m occasionally asked by well-intended fans of the Awesome Foundation if there are plans to ramp up our granting efforts, to go beyond the measly $1,000 each of our chapters offers every month so that we can fund higher-impact projects, especially now that we are entering the arena of community development and revitalization. While it’s [...] more »

by Dan Pacheco

Last night, on the eve of the latest Knight News Challenge winner announcement, I was reflecting back on what I’ve learned from working on BookBrewer — a project that grew out of the 2008 Knight News Challenge-funded Printcasting — and what it says about how packaging and consumer expectations affect the monetary value content. These [...] more »

by David Sasaki

At Rising Voices we are getting ready to announce the newest grantee projects. We received over 270 proposals from non-profits, NGOs, and activists from around the world who want to use citizen media tools to bring new and under-represented voices to the conversational web. In addition to seeking small amounts of funding for digital cameras, [...] more »

by Lisa Williams

Now, I had something all ready to post, but I loved Chris O’Brien’s post on Mistakes I Made With The Next Newsroom Project that I’m going to do one of my own. I’ve been working on Placeblogger, a 2007 News Challenge Winner, with Tish Grier, over the past year and a half. Like a lot [...] more »

by David Sasaki

Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute Public Health Program‘s Health Media Initiative, is now accepting project proposals for the third round of microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects focused especially on public health issues involving marginalized populations. Rising Voices and OSI [...] more »

by David Sasaki

This is a story about who foots my paycheck. It is a story about who funds this very blog, along with all of the projects that we write about here. It is the story of the transformation of media and the efforts to make that transformation sustainable. From the Akron Beacon Journal to National Media [...] more »