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 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 make technology work for communities by creating a tool kit and online community for citizen-based, grassroots data gathering and research.
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 help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.
To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders