How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact?

The Knight Foundation has launched a campaign to improve interaction between citizens and governments.  The Knight News Challenge is an opportunity to accelerate promising ideas and trends. Their  definition of “open government” is broad, and ranges from small projects within existing structures to ambitious attempts to create entirely new ones.

In many ways it’s easier than it’s ever been to learn about and interact with the institutions and communities around us. But there’s a long way to go. How can we make the places we live more awesome through data and technology? How can we make public information more relevant and useful?

The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding 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.

For more information, visit the project website.

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