Meet the 2011 Knight News Challenge Winners. Combined they will receive $4.7 million to develop their innovations.
The ideas come from leading Internet entrepreneurs including Tim Hwang and Jesse James Garrett, and top legacy newsrooms like the Associated Press and Chicago Tribune, and originate in North Carolina, Chile and the U.K. Together, they employ a range of techniques for delivering news and information in the digital age. They include experiments to:
Help newsrooms organize and visualize large data sets so that they can find relationships and stories they might not have imagined (with projects from the AP and the Chicago Tribune.)
Create a mobile platform that will enable residents of a city in India to learn when water is available (an unpredictable event that has residents waiting hours).
Build tools that help to verify and display breaking news – with projects from Ushahidi and premier Web design firm Adaptive Path.
Leverage efforts to improve the use of government data in the U.S. - with projects from the Open Knowledge Foundation, ScraperWiki, the University of North Carolina and The Miller Center Foundation at the University of Virginia.
Congratulations to all.