Knight Foundation funds 20 projects for community reporting, data and collaboration

The Knight Foundation announced $3.67 million in matching funds today that will support 20 local news and information projects.

The Knight Community Information Challenge aims to boost home-grown news efforts that already have some financial support from local foundations.

The winning projects include many efforts to increase specific types of reporting in specific communities:

Some other projects focus on data and apps, like mobile apps for real-time disaster information in Arizona, mobile apps exposing government data in Chicago, a mobile app for the Neighborhood Voice in Cleveland and a Web app to track affordable housing in Washington, D.C.

Another major theme in some projects is increasing collaboration and knowledge across news organizations:

Read details of each project in the Knight Foundation's announcement.

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    Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, helping to lead its use of research, tools, events, and strategic insights to advance and sustain journalism.


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