Knight News Challenge

Knight News Challenge winners announced

Romenesko Misc. Sixteen projects that push the future of news and information will receive a total of $4.7 million in funding. The 2011 Knight News Challenge winners are: * Adaptive Path (San Francisco) for iWitness; $360,000; Jesse James Garrett, project lead * The Associated Press (New York) for Overview; $475,000; Jonathan Stray * The Awesome Foundation (Boston) for The Awesome Foundation: News Taskforce; $244,000; Tim Hwang * Chicago Tribune for PANDA; $150,000; Brian Boyer * Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) (Columbia, Mo.) for DocumentCloud Reader Annotations; $320,000; Aron Pilhofer * The Kiwanja Foundation (Palo Alto) for FrontlineSMS; $250,000; Sean McDonald * Media and Place Productions (Cambridge, Mass.) for Zeega; $420,000; Kara Oehler * The Miller Center Foundation (Charlottesville, Va) for The State Decoded; $165,000; Waldo Jaquith * El Mostrador (Santiago, Chile) for Poderopedia; $200,000; Miguel Paz * NextDrop (Berkeley) and Hubli-Dharwad (India) for Nextdrop; $375,000; Anu Sridharan * Open Knowledge Foundation (Cambridge, England) for Spending Stories; $250,000; Martin Keegan * The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Cambridge, Mass.) for The Public Laboratory; $500,000; Jeffrey Warren * ScraperWiki (Liverpool, England) for ScraperWiki; $280,000; Francis Irving * The Tiziano Project (Los Angeles) for Tiziano 360; $200,000; Jon Vidar * University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) for OpenBlock Rural; $275,000; Ryan Thornburg * Ushahidi (Orlando) for SwiftRiver; $250,000; David Kobia Steve Myers reports the Knight Foundation is directing almost a third of its $4.7 million in grants this year to help journalists and the public organize and analyze data and documents. || Jeff Sonderman describes four ways the News Challenge is shaping the future. Read More