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Open Government: Launching the Knight News Challenge 2013

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Ahead of taking formal applications, an “inspiration phase” has been launched for the 2013 Knight News Challenge.  Some $5 million of Knight Foundation funding will be announced in June for innovative projects around Open Government.  Amid much talk (and much tech) focused on more open, transparent, connected governments - as well as the emergence of the 58 nation Open Government Partnership – this Challenge program aims to enable projects that in the broadest sense foster better communication in support of the Open Gov movement.

We hear from Chris Sopher, Project Manager for the 2013 Knight News Challenge, about the Challenge goals and how the inspiration phase will help potential participants to shape their submission ideas through a new online space developed with OpenIDEO.

The Knight News Challenge is international and open to submissions from governments and public sector agencies as well as civic innovators, private sector and non-profit organisations.  If you’re considering a pitch, don’t miss this episode!