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Date Awarded
03/10/08
Amount
$600,000
Grant Period
03/10/08 to 12/31/11
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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Alexander Zolotarev / Sochi Olympics Project from Knight News Challenge on Vimeo.

To test the latest social networking and user-generated-content tools in a small Russian town about to host the Olympics

The people of Sochi, the Russian resort city hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, will be able to use the latest online tools to both discuss and influence the impact of the games. A web site and database will allow the community to track and debate how the plans are changing life there over a five-year period. The idea is to help residents better prepare for the Olympics, to inform the media about the city’s issues and to use discussions about the games as a way to improve life in Sochi.

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Alexander Zolotarev

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