Commons has been selected as a Semi Finalist in this year’s Knight News Challenge for Mobile. The Knight Foundation announced the semi finalist winners after closing the Knight News Challenge for Mobile in September with over 525 applications. The submission application for Commons is short and sweet, posted to the Knight Foundation’s Tumblr blog, with a link to the concept video.
By way of background, the Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding the best breakthrough ideas in news and information. Winners receive a share of $5 million in funding – and support from Knight’s network of influential peers and advisors to help advance their ideas.
In 2012, the Knight Foundation changed the pace of its Knight News Challenge, running three rounds in succession, each round with a unique theme: Networks, Data, and Mobile. In 2013, the first theme will be Open Gov, which Commons is also very well suited for, so if we are not selected for the Mobile round then we will apply to the Open Gov round. Thanks for your support!