The Knight News Challenge

Susan Mernit sent me info on the Knight News Challenge, and I thought it’d be useful to let more people know about it!

The Knight News Challenge is a US-based foundation giving away $5 million a year for grants in digital, open-source innovation (

The last day to submit applications for funding is November 1st, and you can get peer mentoring at

Applications for the 2008-09 Knight News Challenge must follow three simple rules:
1. Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base.
2. Serve the public interest.
3. Benefit one or more specific geographic communities

So go for it!