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KnightApps.org: innovations you can use and build upon to inform and engage communities

April 4, 2012, 8:42 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Eric Newton, senior adviser to the President at Knight Foundation, launched KnightApps.org this morning at the American Society of News Editors meeting in Washington D.C. on a panel called "What Should Newsrooms Be Doing Now?" 

appscollageNewton said daily newspapers needed to experiment with digital journalism tools three times faster and ten times more frequently than they are now doing, and suggested a good place to start was with already available open source software. 

More notes from the panel are available at Niemanlab.org/asne.

KnightApps.org is the place to learn more about Knight News Challenge projects and the other Knight grants that have created and released open-source software.

You can learn how a project's technology is being used, but more importantly you can use the links here to download the open-source code to customize it, or otherwise add to or improve it. 

We hope this listing helps anyone interested in media innovation use this work to better inform and engage their communities.