Knight offers lessons learned from News Challenge winners

The Knight Foundation has released an assessment of the impact of the first two years of the News Challenge program, of which The Next Newsroom Project was one. I received my grant during the first year, in 2007. And while my grant only ran one year, the lessons I learned and the people I met during that time still guide my thinking about the future of news.

You can read the full report here. The above slide deck contains a summary of some of the data related to the projects, and their impact. And there’s a neat infographic here.

And if you don’t have time for all that, the Knight Blog has a summary here.

It’s especially good to see Knight posting some of the lessons the foundation learned, including the need to speed up the grantmaking process, and helping applicants build better budgets.

Otherwise, the lessons learned are worth reading for anyone thinking about launching a venture to address the future of news and journalism.

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