The Knight Foundation joined WBUR’s Commonhealth blog for an evening of discussion around this year’s Knight News Challenge on Thursday.
The event, led by Knight Foundation’s Chris Sopher, also allowed for prospective entrants to workshop their ideas for the 2013 challenge, which focuses on accelerating media innovation for the health of communities, specifically using data.
The Knight Foundation will grant the winner of the News Challenge up to $2 million to develop his or her idea. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, September 17.
Interested in applying? Here are 4 tips for submitting, as advised by Sopher:
Tips for submitting: 1) Be able to succinctly describe the project as if you were going to go sell it to somebody.— WBUR Live (@wburLive) September 12, 20132) It doesn't need to be an app, but have a sense of what the innovation is.— WBUR Live (@wburLive) September 12, 20133) This isn't really a challenge about narrative journalism. Don't come with a story pitch.— WBUR Live (@wburLive) September 12, 20134) Mentioning partnerships is helpful.— WBUR Live (@wburLive) September 12, 2013For more information about the Knight News Challenge, visit their website and follow the #NewsChallenge hashtag on Twitter.
This program aired on September 13, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.