Susan Mernit asked me to be a News Challenge Screener for the Knight News Challenge. My first thought was ‘huh?’ My seccond thought was ‘no way!’ My third though was ‘this program is really, really cool.”
So what is this?
the $5 million Knight initiative to fund digitally innovative ideas in local news delivery
It is through the Knight Foundation and is a grant of sorts for an idea that is a) digital b) good for the community c) targeted on an actual area and d) innovative.
Pretty simple eh?
Here is a video of my travel. I am starting to try to love editing and shooting video (so this is bad, but I plan on making them better as time goes on).
The pannelists are awesome, and include