We’re giving away around $5 million in 2009 for
the development and distribution of neighborhood and community-focused
projects, services, and programs.
If you have a great idea that will improve local online news, deepen
community engagement, bring Web 2.0 tools to local neighborhoods,
develop publishing platforms and standards to support local
conversations or innovate how we visualize, experience or interact with
information, we’d like to see it! You have the opportunity to win
funding for your project and support within a vibrant community of
media, tech, and community-oriented people who want to improve the
There are three rules to follow to apply to the 2008-09 Knight News Challenge:
- Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base.
- Serve the public interest.
- Benefit one or more specific geographic communities.
Get support for your application before you submit: The brand-new News Challenge Garage
is a coaching and mentoring site for prospective applicants to talk
with mentors and peers, check out previous winners’ applications and
improve your application before you submit.
Applications for the 2008-09 cycle will be taken starting September 2, 2008 and close on November 1, 2008.
NEW: Visit the News Challenge Garage for help preparing your application