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Mar 2013

Knight News Challenge

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We’re happy to announce that we’ve just entered the Knight News Challenge. The Challenge? Improve the way citizens and governments interact. Sounds like us, doesn’t it?

The Knight News Challenge will give a share of $5 million to each winner of the Challenge, in “funding and support  from Knight’s network of influential peers and advisors.” There are 825 entries and the Foundation hasn’t specified how many winners it will choose. The first stage — called the “Feedback” phase — gives the public a chance to comment on and applaud entries so that they can be revised and developed based on feedback. Then, on March 29 (just 9 days away!), the semi-finalists (again, who knows how many) will enter the “Refinement” phase , which gives entries another 7 days to revise and finalize their submissions before finalists are selected and interviewed.  Winners will be announced on June 25, 2013. 

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