The Knight Foundation has announced the winners of the 2008 Knight News Challenge for “innovative ideas using digital experiments to transform community news.” The list of 16 winning projects includes Media Re:public Forum attendees David Cohn (go Dave!), whose spot.us project will help crowdfund quality reporting and Martin Moore, whose Media Standards Trust is partnering with Tim Berners-Lee to identify quality news.
Lots of other interesting looking projects – Drupal for radio, Sochi residents commenting on the approach of the Olympics, one video and one radio project in India, news via telephone. As we had heard previously, lots of international winners. Wish I were in Vegas to toast them all, looking forward to following their progress.