Knight Foundation Backs NAB Pilot Innovation Challenges For Broadcast News
December 14, 2016 at 6:38 AM (PT)
The JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION is putting $200,000 into two broadcast news "innovation challenges" to be held by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS (NAB)'s PILOT program over the next two years. The 2017 PILOT Innovation Challenge will be launched in APRIL at NAB SHOW in LAS VEGAS with entries accepted during the SUMMER and winners announced in the FALL.
KINGHT FOUNDATION VP for Journalism JENNIFER PRESTON said, “Broadcasters play an important role in helping to close the local news and information gap brought on by the digital disruption of journalism. At the same time in order to stay relevant and better serve the information needs of local communities, broadcasters must evolve and innovate. With the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS’ leadership, we hope to uncover ideas to advance this goal, and create a stronger network of broadcast news innovators who care about local issues."
“Local broadcasters serve their communities in a variety of ways, and the landscape continues to evolve. Our goal is to inspire and support new ideas for local broadcasters serving those communities. We’re delighted to have KNIGHT FOUNDATION’s support in continuing to push the industry forward with new perspectives, ideas and innovations,” said PILOT Executive Director JOHN CLARK.