Posts Tagged: Knight Foundation

Your Idea Could be the Change You Want to See

Have you ever complained to a friend about how you could make a difference if you only had the tools to do so? Or ever look around your neighborhood and wish some things were different – improved even? Wait no more. The Knight Cities Challenge is the opportunity to have your ideas become a reality…. Read more »

Sparking Innovation Out Of The Doldrums

When things are running smoothly, a lot of us find it hard to push ourselves and think creatively. However, when someone challenges us to find new ways of doing things, we’re more inclined to think outside of the box and innovate. For instance, think of the reality show ‘Top Chef’. The challenge of the competition… Read more »

Should The Next School House Rock Video Be About Civic Tech?

Growing up in the 90s, School House Rock taught me all about how a bill becomes a law and how the U.S. is a melting pot of cultures. But today, there’s no School House Rock video to explain to me what civic technology is. And I could really use one. If you’re like me, you… Read more »

“A Tapestry of Data”: Open Legislation with The State Decoded

The State Decoded is a proposed open government data platform — currently in development — aimed at providing free online access in interoperable formats to U.S. state codes, and, where possible, at connecting such codes to pending legislation and court decisions. On June 22, a Knight News Challenge grant was awarded for The State Decoded… Read more »

Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age

“The time has come for new thinking and aggressive action to ensure the information opportunities of America’s people, the information health of its communities, and the information vitality of our democracy. Information technology is changing our lives in ways that we cannot easily foresee.” That’s a quote from Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital… Read more »