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

Michael Powers michael at mpowers.net
Sat Apr 19 10:38:30 PDT 2014


This handy google doc popped up on Twitter from @hypothes_is:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D1H72PqRZOw9Jv1mMsZaXKu7zwg5YQ5DOcoIkOaxWM0

On Apr 18, 2014, at 5:49 PM, William Mullins <wpmullins1es at sprintmail.com> wrote:

> Since the original deadline came and the 667 entries were registered it has seemed to me that the real value of immediate interest is what kinds of cross-cutting insights we can gain - from that entire population - as regards the State of Civic Ideation.
> 
> Does anyone have a mechanism for digesting all the content from the proposals on the 51 item short list (perhaps a representative subset, and which will be getting further refinement in the next week) into a spread sheet or other analyzable set?
> 
> I can think of many queries that might provide useful insights regarding recurring themes, and many other interesting features.
> 
> Any suggestions on how we might collaborate to explore this "terra incognito."
> 
> Bill Mullins
> Principal, Better Choices Consulting
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Clift [mailto:clift at e-democracy.org] 
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:15 PM
> To: twin-cities-brigade; E-Democracy. Org Projects Group; newswire; brigade; liberationtech; okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org
> Subject: [cfabrigade] Semi-Finalists - Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet for free expression and innovation
> 
> Knight announced their 53 semi-finalists today:
> 
>     http://bit.ly/knc2004semifinalists
> 
> 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:
> http://bit.ly/opengovgroups
> 
> Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
>  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
>  Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
>  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072
> 
> 
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 9:55 AM, Steven Clift <clift at e-democracy.org> wrote:
>> What ideas do you have?
>> 
>> Check out:
>> http://bit.ly/kncnet4freedom
>> 
>> 129 in so far:
>> http://bit.ly/kncsubmissions
>> 
>> 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 - http://stevenclift.com
>>  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
>>  Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
>>  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072
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