The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information.

Challenge brief

How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?

646 entries
646 final entries
54 final entries
54 final entries

This is an open call for ideas. We want to discover projects that make the Internet better. We believe that access to information is key to vibrant and successful communities, and we want the Internet to remain an open, equitable platform for free expression, commerce and learning. We want an Internet that fuels innovation through the creation and sharing of ideas. We don’t have specific projects in mind that we’re hoping to see in response to our question. Instead, we want this challenge to attract a range of approaches. In addition to technologies, we’re open to ideas focused on journalism, policy, research, education-- any innovative project that results in a stronger Internet. So we want to know what you think-- what captures your imagination when you think about the Internet as a place for free expression and innovation? In June we will award $2.75 million, including $250,000 from the Ford Foundation, to support the most compelling ideas.

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