To support the POV Digital Initiatives Project to help documentary filmmakers experiment with digital/mobile storytelling.
To pilot the Media Innovation Track, a graduate track to train mid-career journalists to apply design, data and technology skills to journalism.
To support the results of the Center for Investigative Reporting's recent Kickstarter campaign to fund development of FOIA Machine, a tool for filing freedom of information requests.
To support the results of Texas Tribune's Kickstarter campaign to livestream the 2014 elections in Texas.
To support the online security training of journalists at the annual Tor Developers meeting.
The grant will support a Chicas Poderosas gathering in Miami to increase the number of women working in newsroom technology.
To pilot the PRX Podcast Network (Radiotopia), a program to develop new public radio programming with Internet distribution and fundraising model.
To establish the Knight INNovation Fund to support innovative projects by non-profit news organizations as part of the Knight Local Media Initiative.
To develop a prototype version of Restatement, a system for the creation and parsing of machine-readable legal text.
To test and refine a data-reporting method that other media and organizations can use to localize national stories to the county level.
To develop strategies to engage with targeted communities currently being missed through Chicago's Twitter-based food poisoning incident detection system.
To create prototype Data Experiences, multi-sensory, immersive, and aesthetic interactions that make data tangible, using environmental health indicators. The project will be done in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.