Awards for Mobile, ICT & Media innovations | $ 5M Knight Foundation with support from Google Grants

Application Deadline -  December 1 2010

Award amount:- $5 million 

Knight Foundation
The fifth year of the Knight News Challenge, a media innovation contest funded and run by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has opened for applications. 

Knight Foundation offers $5 million each year in cash awards for ideas to use digital platforms to deliver news and information to geographically defined communities.  

Also for the first time, a grant from Google Inc. to Knight Foundation will be partially used to increase the prize money by $1 million.  The donation is part of a $2 million grant to support Knight Foundation’s media innovation initiatives.  

For the first time this year, the Knight News Challenge will focus on four categories: Mobile, Authenticity, Sustainability and Community.

In the Mobile, Authenticity and Sustainability categories, the foundation prefers media innovation entries with a community focus

In the Authenticity category, the contest offers funding for projects that help people better understand the reliability of news and information sources. 

The Sustainability category is for consideration of new economic models supporting news and information that helps citizens run their communities and their lives. 

The Community category seeks groundbreaking technologies that support news and information specifically within defined geographic areas.

Further details contained in Knight News Challenge 


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10 years experience enhancing donor-funded partner organizations’ capacities in strategic planning, financial, administrative, organizational and programming management. Skilled in donor partner organizational assessments and partner capacity building. A 10 years experience in managing development donor-funded projects in the thematic areas of poverty-reduction, governance and democracy, conflict transformation and integration of Gender, Justice and Peace issues into mainstream programs (HIV/AIDS, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Emergency)

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