How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact?

This is the question posed by the current Knight News Challenge, a media innovation contest open to participants anywhere in the world. Winners receive a share of $5 million in funding from the Knight Foundation and feedback from a collaborative network of peers.

IDEO has customized the software platform that runs to help the Knight Foundation transform the way they run their news challenges and issue grants. Join the challenge and submit your ideas here.

What’s your favorite media innovation today?

(Posted also on my LinkedIn Thought Leader blog)

Tim Brown


One response to Knight News Challenge: Open Government

  1. I am participant 26 of 866 entires, hope you can review small proposal linked to my 33 year endeavor in promoting the value of a open:goverance based on former bill in Congress.
    My one sentence description: is a database website that seeks to document U.S. institutions, their leader’s replies, perspectives, past-present-&-future to a former legislative bill to leverage the registration requirement of the Selective Service System into a 1-year dialogue between 18th and 19th birthdays on the values of performing contracted community or military service, unpaid part-time volunteerism, or nothing; with basic feedback requirements at 19 of yes, no or maybe.
    My full proposal is at tiny link: – thanks for any time & attention you could invest comments, please share with your staff for theirs, and will be glad to spend a few minutes with you tonight at the Commonwealth Club to give you a printed copy.
    Peter Jesella

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