FEB 11

2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries

This webinar will explore the future of libraries and potential ideas for the second Knight News Challenge on Libraries.

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An initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries launches on February 24, 2016, and offers applicants a share of more than $3 million for ideas centered on libraries as they transform to accommodate the evolving needs of our communities. Knight views libraries as important institutions that can play an essential role in building more informed and engaged communities, and recognizes that libraries have the power to connect people and ideas, and build stronger democracies. This is the second Knight News Challenge on Libraries; winners of the first challenge were announced in January 2015.

Please join us to explore the future of libraries and discuss potential ideas for the News Challenge. Chris Barr, Knight Foundation Director of Media Innovation and former library challenge winners, Jason Griffey and Jenica Rogers from Measure the Future, will lead the discussion on emerging trends in the library space, answer any questions you may have about applying, and share how you can contribute to the challenge. 

Presenters: Chris Barr, Knight Foundation Director of Media Innovation; Jason Griffey and Jenica Rogers from Measure the Future

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Responses to additional questions not answered in session:

  • Are you as interested in the more ephemeral impact of programming as well as long-term, "marketability," or scalability?

Yes. Both aspects are extremely important. Marketability or scalability are something we look at later in the review process. More so than anything, we are looking for projects that are thinking about their intended audience and how they have come to understand the needs of their users. We are definitely interested in funding projects that can be adopted and tested. For the first round of the challenge, however, we are more interested in the idea. 

  • Is there a stronger focus on: (1) news gather; (2) leveraging technology to be more engaged; or (3) using libraries to build community?

We are interested in all of the above, with no stronger focus on one in particular. All of these approaches are something we would love to see come through our challenge. 

Date

11 February 2016

Time

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

Venue

Webinar