Knight-Mozilla Initiative: Kicks-off with Innovation Challenge 1

Knight-Mozilla (a three-year partnership between the Knight Foundation and Mozilla to harness open Web innovation for journalism) has just announced its first News Innovation Challenge. This challenge focuses on how new web video tools can transform news storytelling? To enter the first challenge, all you need to do is to submit a sketch and a paragraph that shows your idea for telling stories better with online video.

Knight-Mozilla is trying to get access to web video hackers through this first challenge. They want to reach programmers and developers, entrepreneurs, news hackers, reporters, design thinkers, journalism teachers and students, or anyone using the news to invent something new.

What are they looking for? They are looking for design, software or web app ideas that:

  • Are highly innovative and have potential for broad adoption in the news community.
  • Produce re-usable, open-source technology that benefits the Web as a whole.
  • Are useful to real-world media organizations, or born out of long-established newsroom experience.

If your idea gets traction, you will have a chance to develop it further with support from some of Mozilla’s brightest web development stars. If your idea is really good, you may even win a chance to build it out as an app at one of the world’s leading news outlets. What are you waiting for? Head on over to the challenge site now or read on for more information and inspiration.

You can enter this first challenge now if you have ideas for the future video and news online. You can also learn more about the challenge process on the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Partnership website.

Source: Mozillalabs