MIAMI (May 31, 2012) - The Knight News Challenge: Data opens today, seeking to fund innovative ideas that make the large amounts of information produced each day available, understandable and actionable.
The application process is simple - answer eight questions, with up to 500 words, on the newschallenge.org Tumblr by noon EST June 21. Winners will receive a share of $5 million in funding and support from Knight Foundation's network of influential peers and advisors to help advance their ideas.
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. With the volume of data produced each day exploding, this round of the challenge will seek ideas to collect, process, visualize or otherwise make data useful.
1. What do you propose to do?
2. How will your project make data more useful?
3. How is your project different from what already exists?
4. Why will it work?
5. Who is working on it?
6. What part of the project have you already built?
7. How would you use News Challenge funds?
8. How would you sustain the project after the funding expires?
9. Requested amount:
Innovators from all industries and countries - for-profit, non-profit and individuals - are invited to participate. The challenge's definition of news is broad, encompassing any data idea that helps provide communities with vital information. Read about challenge guidelines in our FAQ, and about why the challenge is focusing on data on our Tumblr.
The challenge is at newschallenge.tumblr.com/