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Knight News Challenge Ongoing Assessment -- Full

Knight News Challenge Interim Review: The Early Winners 2007 & 2008 KF Knight Foundation A Contest to Accelerate Innovation The Knight News Challenge was launched to advance the future of news by supporting new ways to digitally inform communities. Let's take a moment... to remind ourselves what the media landscape actually looked like when the News Challenge began January 2007 September 2007 The iPhone unveiled by Steve Jobs New York Times shuts down TimesSelect June 2006 "People formerly known as the audience," July 2007 Jay Rosen quote March 2007 Zynga founded Twitter wins award at SXSW Interactive November 2007 CN August 2006 Google opens up a common set of APIS for developers 2007 CNN IReport, citizen journalism initiative, launched Tumblr created Motorola Razr V3 still the top-selling US phone Flip MySpace #1 social networking site May 2007 May 2006 2006 Flip Cam released First round of December 2007 Newspaper stocks fall roughly 11% over the year September 2006 challenge winners Patch launches announced Knight News Challenge launched 2006 2007 Over the past five years Applications Winners Total Committed 11,00 4 079 $ 27.2 m Winners Circle * Build-outs* Start-ups 10 18 non-profits 33 25 O6 6 non-profits S 3 for-profits S 5 for-profits 12 higher * 18 individuals learning * New project for an existing entity Scale-ups 6 4 non-profits * This slide and the review that follows do not include grants that 2 for-profits were made to individuals to blog about their projects and ideas. The Early Winners (2007- 2008) 31 winners Of the winners, 17 projects were spread and/or scaled 20 7 scaled by grantee released code 5 spread by others at least 9 had code adopted by external entities 5 both scaled & spread

Knight News Challenge Ongoing Assessment -- Full

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