To develop an open security toolkit for journalists, allowing them to avoid digital surveillance by governments and other groups
To engage readers in discussing and crowdsourcing news by allowing them to add their own notes and comments to material collected and displayed by previous Challenge winner DocumentCloud.
To help journalists find stories in large amounts of data through a new tool that finds patterns in and visualizes document sets.
To increase access to local information and strengthen rural newspapers technical expertise by using the OpenBlock system to aggregate and publish local, municipal data.
To bridge the gap between traditional and citizen media with a web-based tool that aggregates user-generated content during big news events.
To help communities better tell their stories by building an accessible, multimedia storytelling platform.
To help journalists use text messages to reach and engage with rural communities.
To make technology work for communities by creating a tool kit and online community for citizen-based, grassroots data gathering and research.
To help tell rich multimedia stories by improving a toolkit that allows people to collaboratively produce, curate and publish multimedia projects.
To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.
To create open-source software for neighborhood news
To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders