John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will award a total of US$5 million to individuals, organizations or businesses from any country to implement a project that will transform community news. The Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of 26 communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The Knight Foundation supports ideas and projects that create transformational change.

Anybody, anywhere in the world is eligible for funding — if the project meets all of the following criteria:

1. Use digital media.
2. Involve new forms of news in the public interest.
3. Focus on specific geographic community.

Applications for the “Knight News Challenge” can be submitted from July 1 – and only on or after July 1 - until December 31. Winners will be announced in the first half of 2008.