The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is seeking proposals for innovative ways to shape the future of news and community.
In a democracy that is organized by geography, the fate of every village, town, suburb and metropolis depends on citizens being able to get the news they need to run their lives and their governments. The Knight Brothers 21st Century News Challenge hopes to recognize transformative ideas, pilot projects, leadership initiatives and investment opportunities that will help improve the flow of journalism, information and news in the public interest.
We’re looking for:
- New ways to understand news and act on it, including new ways to collect, prepare and distribute information, news and journalism that reveals hard-to-know facts, identifies common problems, clarifies community issues and points out practical courses of action.
- New ways for people to communicate interactively to better understand one another, to generate real passion in solving local problems and to share the know-how they need to improve their communities;
- New ways for people to use information, news and journalism to imagine their collective possibilities as communities, and to set and reach common community goals.
We want proposals that increase the clarity, not the cacophony. Weâ€™re looking for ways to increase a communityâ€™s capacity to both understand whatâ€™s wrong and to fix it.
via (Invisible Inkling)