Latest winners in the Knight Community Information Challenge

From NFOIC executive director Ken Bunting:  The Knight Foundation has announced the latest winners in its Knight Community Information Challenge. This is an important ongoing partnership. Congratulations to the winning projects, and thanks to Knight and the community foundations around the country that are supporting them.


Knight News Challenge: How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact?

From Knight Foundation News Challenge:

In many ways it’s easier than it’s ever been to learn about and interact with the institutions and communities around us. But there’s a long way to go. How can we make the places we live more awesome through data and technology? How can we make public information more relevant and useful? This is the Knight News Challenge: Open Gov.


Six ventures bring data to the public as winners of Knight News Challenge

From Knight Foundation:

SAN FRANCISCO — (Sept. 20, 2012) -— Six media innovation ventures that make it easier to access and use information on local communities, air quality, elections, demographics and more received a total of $2.22 million today as winners of the Knight News Challenge: Data.


2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference

From MIT Center for Civic Media:

On June 17-19, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and MIT's Center for Civic Media will host the 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference: "The Story and the Algorithm". The conference is the leading gathering of media innovators shaping the future of news and information, and winners of the first Knight News Challenge of 2012, on networks, will be announced during the conference.