Knight News Challenge Winners Include Two Radio-Related Projects
June 18, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
Among the dozen winners of the 2010 KNIGHT NEWS CHALLENGE, the competition handing out grants to innovative proposals for the use of digital technology to impact the future of news, are one project by a radio new media editor and another that deals with public radio.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY noncommercial News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON Executive Editor of New Media JOHN DAVIDOW won a $250,000 grant for his "ORDER IN THE COURT 2.0" proposal to create a laboratory in a BOSTON courtroom for digital coverage testing, including allowing live blogging and streaming, plys posting the daily court docket on the Web and launching a wiki for the public with common legal terms.
PUBLIC RADIO EXCHANGE (PRX) CEO JAKE SHAPIRO won a $75,000 grant for "PRX STORYMARKET," which builds on software created by 2008 KNIGHT grant winner SPOT.US to create a system allowing users to make contributions to help pay for the creation of individual news stories for public radio stations.