What Knight wants if you want News Challenge $

By Steve Outing

Gary Kebbel and Jose Zamora of the Knight Foundation explain what they’re looking for and how to craft a proposal for the 2010 Knight News Challenge that stands the best chance of winning some of the $5 million in grants.

Application Tips for the 2010 Knight News Challenge from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

This is year 4 of the 5-year grant program.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

2 Responses to "What Knight wants if you want News Challenge $"

  1. Stu Lowndes
    Stu Lowndes 8 years ago .Reply


    Pop-ups piss me off!

    I believe, I’m not alone in this opinion.

    “Like this free content? Support it by rating with BeneVote. Thanks!
    [Close this by voting]”

    I especially like the “close this by voting” intrusion on my eyeballs, anxious to read the content, but, may, with time, not visit as often and knowing that You, above all, should know better. Unless, of course, it’s a test, an experiment, or you just like to get little ‘ol men pissed off 😉

    What say you?

  2. Steve Outing
    Steve Outing 8 years ago .Reply

    Stu: Yep, experimenting. How do you get people to voluntarily donate, without pissing them off, yet get their attention? Worth playing around with to see what works and what backfires.

    The bottom-bar pop-up vote begging thing only shows once per day. And I think I can turn it off (or will be able to once the alpha version turns to beta).

    Thanks for the feedback.

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