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ScraperWiki and Open Knowledge Foundation win grants
document Crowdfunding, Tools

Awards from Knight Foundation should mean big advances in availability of tools to build new systems and query government and other public related concerns.

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 23, 2011 05:33 pm GMT2602 views
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ScraperWiki and Open Knowledge Foundation win grants
Knight Foundation and Mozilla invest $1m in crowdsourced video translation project Amara
document Distributed Knowledge

In practical terms, Amara lets volunteers easily collaborate to create subtitles for all sorts of videos. While leveraging their language skills, its free, open-source API provides them with the...

Luis Enrique MoralesMay 20, 2012 04:28 am GMT1498 views
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Knight Foundation and Mozilla invest $1m in crowdsourced video translation project Amara
Knight Foundation and Mozilla invest $1m in crowdsourced video translation project Amara
document Distributed Knowledge

Volunteers aside, the platform can also be used by professionals; in February, Amara launched a premium Enterprise section, which lets companies and other organizations use staff, contractors and...

Claire MackayMay 10, 2012 03:07 pm GMT836 views
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Knight Foundation and Mozilla invest $1m in crowdsourced video translation project Amara
Knight Foundation director to lead Twitter efforts in India
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Under his direction, Knight's Detroit office has led dozens of initiatives, online and offline, that have helped citizens engage, participate in, and support the city's growing social...

Jayne AnnOct 18, 2012 06:09 am GMT1229 views
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Knight Foundation director to lead Twitter efforts in India
Amara/Universal Subtitles gets $1MM from Mozilla and the Knight Foundation to internationalize Web video
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Amara is a technology that lets people bridge linguistic barriers in the world of video. In other words, it is a great example of what crowdsourcing can achieve. According to its parent...

Samuel BennettMay 12, 2012 06:58 am GMT2210 views
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Amara/Universal Subtitles gets $1MM from Mozilla and the Knight Foundation to internationalize Web video
Knight News Challenge awards $2.2 million to the winners of its Data round
article Cloud Labor

After awarding 6 network-related projects last June, Knight Foundation is now granting funds to ideas that “ make it easier to access and use information on local communities, air quality,...

Adam FrazerSep 21, 2012 07:03 am GMT1668 views
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Knight News Challenge awards $2.2 million to the winners of its Data round
Knight Arts Challenge 2012 Winners: Sweat Records To Hip-Hop Symphony
article Open Innovation

For the last five years, the John S. and James L Knight Foundation has encouraged local arts initiatives to compete against each other for a slice of their very generous funding via the Knights...

Samuel BennettDec 05, 2012 12:16 am GMT1780 views
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Knight Arts Challenge 2012 Winners: Sweat Records To Hip-Hop Symphony
"Adding context to content”: Swift River gets Knight funding to tackle the problem of real-time verification
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

A team at Ushahidi, a 2009 Knight News Challenge winner, has been working on that problem since early 2010, developing a way to help users manage large quantities of data more efficiently — and...

Rebecca GutierrezJun 28, 2011 09:59 am GMT1326 views
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Radiation Crowdsourcing Effort in Japan to Expand with Knight Foundation Support
document Distributed Knowledge

In addition to measuring radiation in Japan, Safecast has made efforts to take readings globally to help with education and understanding of just what these measurements mean to residents of...

Jayne AnnOct 21, 2011 09:54 pm GMT976 views
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Radiation Crowdsourcing Effort in Japan to Expand with Knight Foundation Support
Eric Newton: 'How digital tools improve newspapers'
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Knight Foundation’s Senior Adviser to the President, Eric Newton, shares new tools that digital journalists can use: 1. Spot.Us 2. Ushahidi 3. Public Insight Journalism 4. Mobile...

Benjamin FosselJan 06, 2012 07:30 pm GMT1996 views
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Eric Newton: 'How digital tools improve newspapers'
Crowdsourced Translation Platform Grabs $1 Million
Cloud Labor

Crowdsourced translation platform Amara -- formerly known as Universal Subtitles -- just got a big vote of confidence from the Mozilla and Knight Foundations, in the form of $1 million in funding.

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Eric MackMay 10, 2012 02:40 pm GMT4250 views
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About Amara
video Distributed Knowledge

A video on Amara, the easiest way to caption and translate any video.

Luis Enrique MoralesMay 20, 2012 04:33 am GMT1023 views
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About Amara
Crowd-Powered Startups in the Knight News Challenge
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

We take a look at some of the innovative ideas vying for recognition in the Knight News Challenge. The challenge focuses on open government, and crowd-powered submissions are prevalent.

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Anton RootMar 19, 2013 08:01 pm GMT5632 views
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The future of news: Mobile, video, data — and crowdsourced
document Distributed Knowledge

Two of the Knight News Challenge winners focus specifically on video: *Watchup –- Founded by Adriano Farano,a former Knight Fellow at Stanford University and founder of a European “crowdsourced...

Tim SatterthwaiteJun 18, 2012 11:11 pm GMT658 views
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The future of news: Mobile, video, data — and crowdsourced
Spot.Us
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Spot.Us is a nonprofit project of the "Center for Media Change" and funded by various groups like the Knight Foundation. They are partners with various organizations including the...

Carl EspostiOct 08, 2010 04:49 pm GMT1142 views
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Spot.Us
Can Collective Community Action Lead to Fundraising Success?
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

What happens when you pair a connected citizenry with social fundraising? ACTion Alexandria's online civic engagement initiative raised $104,156 in donations and matching grants for 47 participating nonprofits. The effort, held May 5-7 encouraged Alexandria citizens to donate using a variety of Razoo’s social fundraising tools from Facebook and Twitter outreach to emails and website widgets.

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Beth KanterJun 08, 2011 05:02 am GMT3594 views
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SwiftRiver Dataflow 1
video Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

According to Swift River director Jon Gosier, SwiftRiver is a platform and not an app. Furthermore, he reiterated that SwiftRiver is a collection of APIs and those APIs process data for other...

Rebecca GutierrezJun 28, 2011 10:25 am GMT1486 views
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SwiftRiver Dataflow 1
Crowdsourcing Breaking News: Panel
video Distributed Knowledge

After showing a montage of Al Jazeera television coverage of the Arab Spring, Mohamed Nanabhay, head of New Media at Al Jazeera, confirmed that some of the footage is from their cameras, but some...

Luis Enrique MoralesJun 29, 2011 06:07 pm GMT1246 views
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Crowdsourcing Breaking News: Panel
Crowdsourcing Crisis: How Civic Media Informs Breaking News
video Distributed Knowledge

In this session, two individuals share their perspectives on civic media with a global audience. Mohamed Nanabhay, head of New Media at the AlJazeera Network, helped unpack the North African...

Fiona MaresJul 22, 2011 06:29 am GMT2299 views
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Crowdsourcing Crisis: How Civic Media Informs Breaking News
Prize-Winning App Helps Users Spot Accessible Places
document Distributed Knowledge

The software called “Access Together” is a Foursquare-style app that allows users to check-in from various locations and answer simple questions about accessibility. The crowd-sourced information...

Marco TorquatiJan 04, 2012 12:04 am GMT677 views
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Prize-Winning App Helps Users Spot Accessible Places
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