Knight News Challenge presentation 0428

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Journalism Program Associate Jose Zamora talks about the first four years of the Knight News Challenge and what Knight has learned from running such a contest. He also talks about spinoff contests such as the Knight Drupal Initiative and the Knight Community Information Challenge.

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Knight News Challenge presentation 0428

  1. 1. JOSE ZAMORA
  2. 2. DIGITAL MEDIA
  3. 3. NEWS AND INFORMATION
  4. 4. GEOGRAPHIC DETERMINED AREA
  5. 5. • Four years of the contest • Around 9,500 applications • 50 projects
  6. 6. • First year – 1,600 applications
  7. 7. • Second year – 3,300 applications
  8. 8. • Important trends:
  9. 9. • Third year – 2,223 applications
  10. 10. • Fourth year – 2,364 applications
  11. 11. • A few stats on the last three years of the contest: 2009 2007 2008 13% 13% 14% 49% 27% 31% 60% 37% 69% U.S. Intl. YC U.S. Intl. YC U.S. Intl. YC
  12. 12. THE FUTURE
  13. 13. Lessons Learned:
  14. 14. Next steps: •Increase and foster the Knight News Challenge Community (MIT)
  15. 15. Next steps: •Release and promote open- source code
  16. 16. Next steps: •Knight News Testing Labs approach – see what works best in your organization or town and make it accessible. (Plug&play)
  17. 17. THANK YOU! zamora@knightfoundation.org @jczamora

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