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Knight News Challenge

A New Tool for Journalists to Hear the Crowd

Molly Bingham | Posted 01.27.2017 | Media
Molly Bingham

Twenty thousand refugees pour into a major city in a matter of weeks. The concerns of the city's residents grow. But what, exactly, are their biggest concerns? How widely held and intense are they? What do they believe should be done to address them?

News Aggregator Watchup Breaks the (Google) Glass Ceiling

Tom Grasty | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Tom Grasty

There is no shortage of news readers on the market. Nor is there a shortage of verticals from which to aggregate that news. The inherent problem, of course, is that news is an ubiquitous activity.

How Behavio's Smart Metadata Could Help Verify Amateur News Photos

Garrett Goodman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Media
Garrett Goodman

The "smart metadata" gathered using the Behavio technology could potentially provide journalists with a game-changing amount of new information about the conditions under which a certain image was captured.

And The Winners Of The Knight News Challenge On Networks Are...

Knight Foundation | Posted 06.24.2012 | Media

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18 – Ranging from an aggregator of mobile video streams of breaking news to a platform that coordinates community disaster re...

The Difference Between "Invention" and "Innovation"

Tom Grasty | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology
Tom Grasty

Like so many up-and-coming entrepreneurs, I was under the impression that invention and innovation were one and the same. They aren't. And, as I have discovered, the distinction is an important one.

Now That's Awesome

Marshalle Montgomery | Posted 05.13.2012 | Detroit
Marshalle Montgomery

This is an opportunity to assist citizens, organizations and community leaders who are inventive and willing to give a voice to interesting, untold stories in metro Detroit.

The Difference Between a 'Pivot' and a 'Reboot'

Tom Grasty | Posted 04.30.2012 | Small Business
Tom Grasty

Of course, we all know that if there's one truism in entrepreneurship, it's that change is the only constant we can rely on. And sometimes we really do need to change course. So how do you know if you should pivot or reboot?

3 Keys to Naming Your Product

Tom Grasty | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

Without question, naming your product is important. But it's also a great opportunity. The right name can distinguish you from the competition, as well as differentiate your product from seemingly similar offerings.

The Pros & Cons of Hiring Third-Party Vendors

Tom Grasty | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

Rarely does a startup have all the tools in its toolbox when starting out. Sometimes you have to engage a third-party vendor.

The New News Paradigm: 'Pivot or Perish'

Tom Grasty | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Tom Grasty

At the recent MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, I had the pleasure of speaking to 16 of the most promising thinkers in the area of digital news. Cull...

Thinking "Inside" the Box: How Freeloaders Can Make You a Load of Cash

Tom Grasty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tom Grasty

As an internet entrepreneur, the question I'm asked most often is this: "How are you going to make money?" I tell them the plan isn't to charge for our service, and what happens next never fails.

Front Porch Forum: Connecting Strangers in the Neighborhood

Michael Wood-Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Wood-Lewis

In dozens of Vermont towns, residents are using the web to connect with their back-fence neighbors.

From Garage Startup to Knight Grant Recipient

Tom Grasty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Grasty

For many, receiving a grant from the prestigious Knight Foundation is a capstone achievement for a long and distinguished career in journalism. Stroome, the collaborative online video editing community won the Knight 2010 News Challenge.

What's the Future of the Journalist in Our Digital Era? (VIDEOS)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Exactly how has technology changed the journalist's role? This is a golden age for journalism, a time for experimentation, entrepreneurship and creativity. Individual journalists must take full advantage of it.

The Future of News: The "Me" in "Media"

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Technology plays a central role in how the media evolves. That's the underlying theme shared by the winners of the Knight Foundation's Knight News Challenge, which this year awarded $2.74 million to 12 projects.

Media Literacy 101: The Doritos Challenge

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

Today's digital-media-enabled contests, perhaps even the most familiar reality-TV, American Idol-type kind, are popular because they promise a rags-to-riches success for at least one contestant.

Knight Journalism Award Stokes Denver Indie-Media Community

adrienne russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
adrienne russell

The Knight Foundation chose Denver Open Media as one of its blockbuster award winners, adding to media buzz there in the months leading to the Democratic National Convention.