To ensure the future of the Internet as a diverse, inclusive public resource by opening more pathways for underrepresented minorities to top jobs in technology and bolstering professional support networks to sustain their success.
To create a platform where victims can safely report online harassment—including violent threats, stalking and racial epithets—and volunteers can respond.
To safeguard mobile text communication though a simple, secure messaging application that requires no special knowledge from the user.
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 make technology work for communities by creating a tool kit and online community for citizen-based, grassroots data gathering and research.
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 digital divide by allowing New York residents with limited broadband access to borrow portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices for up to a year.
To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders
To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.
To bridge the gap between traditional and citizen media with a web-based tool that aggregates user-generated content during big news events.