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[liberationtech] Semi-Finalists - Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet for free expression and innovation

Steven Clift clift at
Fri Apr 18 14:15:26 PDT 2014

Knight announced their 53 semi-finalists today:

They had a whopping 667 entries. Now if we could get the list of
applicants and invite them to join online groups like Liberationtech
and CfA Brigade as consolation prize, the idea sharing and connecting
beyond the contest could continue for 614 of us. :-)

For those online groups and others see:

Steven Clift -
  Executive Director -
  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072

On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 9:55 AM, Steven Clift <clift at> wrote:
> What ideas do you have?
> Check out:
> 129 in so far:
> The brief:
> How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?
> This is an open call for ideas. We want to discover projects that make
> the Internet better. We believe that access to information is key to
> vibrant and successful communities, and we want the Internet to remain
> an open, equitable platform for free expression, commerce and
> learning. We want an Internet that fuels innovation through the
> creation and sharing of ideas.
> We don't have specific projects in mind that we're hoping to see in
> response to our question. Instead, we want this challenge to attract a
> range of approaches. In addition to technologies, we're open to ideas
> focused on journalism, policy, research, education-- any innovative
> project that results in a stronger Internet.
> So we want to know what you think-- what captures your imagination
> when you think about the Internet as a place for free expression and
> innovation? In June we will award $2.75 million, including $250,000
> from the Ford Foundation, to support the most compelling ideas.
> Steven Clift -
>   Executive Director -
>   Twitter:
>   Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072

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