Tag: knight news challenge

by Tom Grasty

There is no shortage of news readers on the market. Nor is there a shortage of verticals from which to aggregate that news. The inherent problem, of course, is that news is an ubiquitous activity. The result is that as the information we receive gets more commoditized, so, too, are the platforms from which we [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

Watchup, an iPad app, won a 2012 Knight News Challenge grant. Below, Watchup CEO and co-founder Adriano Farano writes about the latest developments. After several months of our hard work and lots of lasagna, Watchup 2.0 has finally hit the iPad App Store. Launching the 1.0 version of the app at the MIT Media Lab [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

The Knight Foundation continues to fund the latest projects in news and technology, but the format of the Knight News Challenge might be near an end. In announcing the latest recipients of the Knight News Challenge grants, Knight Foundation CEO Alberto Ibargüen slipped in that the grants “may be finished” and “it may be that, as [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

This is the first in a series of Q&As with Knight News Challenge winners who’ve wrapped up their projects. Brian Boyer, currently the news applications editor at NPR, is the project manager of PANDA Project, a Knight News Challenge winner in 2011. I recently interviewed Boyer about the project via email. The following is an [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation today announced the winners of the second round of its News Challenge, a contest aimed at funding innovators in the media industry. In this round, which focused on data, Knight awarded six grants totaling $2.22 million. Knight announced earlier in the year that it was changing the rules of the News Challenge [...] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. Like most first-time entrepreneurs, I was under the impression that the decisions made after we went live were the most important. It turns out, the success of most startups begins with a [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced the winners of its first round of this year’s Knight News Challenge contest at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference held in Cambridge, Mass. Networks is a theme you’ll see running through the winners. That’s because that was the focus of this year’s first round. What [...] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. From its inception, the site received a tremendous amount of attention. The New School, USC Annenberg, the Online News Association and, ultimately, the Knight Foundation all saw something interesting in what we [...] more »

by Philip Neustrom

The TriangleWiki celebration. LocalWiki is incredibly excited to announce that our second focus community, the TriangleWiki, has just launched. Check it out! They even had TriangleWiki-themed champagne! The TriangleWiki launches with over 1,000 pages — more than three times the amount that the Davis Wiki had at its launch. Interestingly, the TriangleWiki wasn’t spearheaded by [...] more »

by Jesse James Garrett

Let’s face it: The great promise of citizen media has not really been fulfilled. News organizations have struggled to find ways to supplement their coverage of news events with contributions from citizens — and finding citizen media related to a news event is currently difficult at best. Keyword searches and hashtags provide partial solutions, but [...] more »