Winners of Knight Foundation Challenge Receive $2.4 Million for Mobile Innovation Projects
Posted: 1/23/2013 | By: Alejandro Martínez | Knight Center
The Knight Foundation announced on Thursday the eight most recent award winners of its Knight News Challenge on mobile innovation
The eight recipients – which include Wikipedia and a New York-based
nonprofit helping Peruvian residents document the effects of oil
drilling and mining in their communities – will receive $2.4 million
from the foundation to develop their projects.
“In 2013 the number of Internet-enabled mobile devices is expected to
be greater than the number of computers for the first time. These eight
Knight News Challenge projects, and the innovators behind them, are
helping to stretch the ways people around the world are engaging with
information and using it to shape their communities,” Michael Maness, VP
for journalism and media innovation at Knight Foundation.