Knight Foundation News Challenge


Description: The Knight News Challenge is a media innovation contest that aims to advance the future of news by funding new ways to digitally inform communities. Anyone, anywhere in the world can apply. Applicants must only follow three rules: Use digital, open-source technology, distribute news in the public interest, fit into one of four categories. As much as $5 million will be given away this year, apply before 7AM EST, December 2nd.

Knight Foundation plans to invest at least $25 million over five years in the search for bold community news and social media experiments.

For the 2010 contest, twelve winners were awarded close to $3 million.

The News Challenge is part of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Media Innovation Initiative.

Find the site here.