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Knight News Challenge Grants

The Knight News Challenge is a good example to consider regarding scholarship that happens outside of NEH/NSF/NEA funding. Which is to say Alt-Ac. Or to put it another way, it is entrepreneurial. It is almost “scholarly business.” They also have a semi-transparent review process.

Today, Knight Foundation is announcing the details of the revamped Knight News Challenge, offering funding for the best new innovations that digitally inform and engage communities.
For the first time, the challenge will be offered three times this year, in short, more focused rounds, as a way to better mirror the pace of innovation.
Themed “Networks,” round one is our search for ideas that leverage and maximize the impact of the best existing media platforms to convey news and information.
Applications for funding for the first challenge will be accepted Feb. 27 – March 17.
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