Knight News Challenge
The judging for the first of the thrice-annual News Challenge contests is going quickly. This one focuses on networks. Judges have whittled the list of entrants from 1,078 to 51. The contest page says: “Included in this 51 are the five applications that generated the most chatter on Tumblr: Amauta, Cont3nt, the Unconsumption Project, MediaReputations.com and PreScouter.”
Other projects by people I recognize:
- Change the Ratio (Rachel Sklar)
- Circa (Ben Huh/Matt Galligan)
- Connecting the global Hacks/Hackers network (Burt Herman, Hacks/Hackers)
- Docs to WordPress to InDesign (William Davis, Bangor Daily News)
- Electoral College of Me (John Keefe/Ron Williams)
- EnviroFact (Beth Parke/Chris Marstall)
- Mobile Publishing for Everyone (David Jacobs/Blake Eskin)
- Sensor Networks for News (Matt Waite, University of Nebraska)
- ThinkUpApp (Gina Trapani/Anil Dash)
- Truth Goggles (Dan Schultz)
- Truth Teller (Cory Haik/Steven Ginsberg, Washington Post)
A group of experts will cull the pack to 10 or 15 on Friday. That will be cut to four to six projects that will be sent to Knight Foundation trustees in mid-June for possible funding.
Disclosure: Julie Moos, director of Poynter Online, was a reader for the News Challenge; she is not taking part in any Poynter editorial decisions regarding the contest.