[Chicago] News Challenge deadline Dec 1

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From: Marc Fest, Knight Foundation<fest at knightfoundation.org>
Subject: pls forward: News Challenge deadline is Dec 1
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 11:32 AM

Hi - I would be grateful if you could
forward the info below about the News Challenge to folks in
your circle of influence. Thanks so much.
--Marc Fest


Deadline is Dec 1 for Knight News Challenge media innovation contest
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If you have an innovative media technology idea, you might be able to get
funding from the Knight News Challenge contest.

Run by the Knight Foundation, the grant competition awards up to $5 million
annually for innovative projects that use digital technology to transform
the way communities send, receive and make use of news and information.

More info can be found here: http://newschallenge.org. The site includes
application information, as well as details about past winners.

This year's application deadline is December 1. The News Challenge is
looking for applications in four categories: mobile, authenticity,
sustainability and community.  All projects must make use of digital
technology to distribute news in the public interest.

The contest is open to anyone in the world.

A simple description of the project is all you need to apply. Submit a brief
pitch to http://newschallenge.org. If the reviewers like it, you'll be asked
to submit a full proposal later.

If you have questions you can a) reference the FAQ:
http://www.newschallenge.org/frequently-asked-questions, or; b) check the
archived chat transcript here: http://www.newschallenge.org/1026-live
(another live chat will be held before the end of the contest period,
time/date TBD)

You can follow Knight Foundation at http://twitter.com/knightfdn. The News
Challenge Twitter hashtag is #knc

Please forward this to your friends.

Thank you !!
This message was sent by: John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3300, Miami, FL 33131


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