Civic Data Challenge & Knight Foundation announce data project winners

From Knoxville News Sentinel:

The Civic Data Challenge, a partnership between the National Conference on Citizenship and the Knight Foundation has announced the winners of its challenge to build civic health applications. Separately, the Knight Foundation announced the winners of its Knight News Challenge on data, which seeks to advance the growing field of data journalism. Winners of both challenges are using open government data to power their work. CivSource spoke with John Bracken of the Knight Foundation about the winners.


The data challenge, one of three launched by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation this year, accelerates projects with funding and advice from Knight’s network of media innovators. For the data round, Knight Foundation sought ideas that make the large amounts of information produced each day available, understandable and actionable. The winners of the challenge will present their projects via live Web stream at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT Saturday, Sept. 22, from the Online News Association conference in San Francisco. The final news challenge round this year will focus on mobile initiatives. The first challenge for next year will center on open government issues.