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Need Journalism Funds, See a Community Foundation Now

Starting now community foundations can begin to apply for the five-year, $24-million Knight Community Information Challenge. So maybe if you, as a local citizen journalist, have an idea that could use funding this might be a very good time to drop by and see your local community foundation, which might not have a clue and might use your advice.

I am going to try to learn more about how this might be a backdoor way for citizens to get their projects jump started. Here is the key graph from an early press release explaining the project:

A $24 million initiative by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will engage community foundations in a grant-making challenge to find creative uses of media and technology to help keep communities informed and their citizens engaged

After you check out the press release be sure to get more background information from my video with Eric Newton of the Knight Foundation.

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