Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Knight Foundation has launched year two of the Knight News Challenge and plans to award as much as $5 million for innovative ideas using digital experiments to transform community news. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 15, 2007.

Do you have a big idea for building community using bits and bytes? Cell phone documentaries? New operating software for news collectors? Journalism games? Nothing is too far out to qualify. With the slogan "You Invent It. We Fund It!" the contest is open to community-minded innovators worldwide, from software designers to journalists to citizens and students of any age.

In the 20th century, newspapers helped foster community in cities and towns across the country by providing news, information and commentary that helped citizens understand their common interests and opportunities. In that same spirit, the Knight News Challenge contest aims to use digital communities to enhance physical communities and improve the lives of people where they live, work and vote.

Deadline : Oct. 15, 2007.

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