$5 million challenge


“Turn the web on its head. Show us how online news can help people improve their lives and shape their communities.”

That’s the challenge recently issued by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It’s called the Knight Brothers 21st Century News Challenge, and it’s a worldwide call for new ideas, pilot projects, commercial products and leadership initiatives that will improve the flow of information and news in the public interest.

To back up its challenge, the foundation is putting its money where its mouth is. In 2007, it plans to award $5 million to those individuals, organizations or businesses that can show how their ideas will transform community life.

Been wondering how to apply all those great new ideas and concepts you’ve been reading about in The Cluetrain Manifesto and The World is Flat? Maybe this is it. The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry to the Knight Foundation is Dec. 31, 2006.


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