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02 Dec 2010 23:32


Tech: Knight News Challenge: Check out these crazy journalism ideas

  • OK, who’s the smart-aleck? This is only one of the 687 entrants to this year’s Knight News Challenge (a contest that funds very innovative journalism projects, most notably and successfully EveryBlock), and it’s easily the least likely to win. The call for entries was closed last night, so these are the entries. We’re personally gunning for our friends at The Ann, many of whom we worked with at Bluffton Today back in the heady, throwing-stuff-on-walls days of 2005 and 2006. (We’ve got your back, K-Pop!) Their application is here. Check out some of the other entrants that caught our eye: Newsroom data-organizing appliance Panda, dissident voice amplifier, and Ninty (an ambitious crowdsourced audio news concept akin to making NPR a lot more like Pandora). Check out the entries yourself. source

24 Jul 2009 16:17


World: What we didn’t do at work today: knock up a panda with frozen sperm

Some smart peeps in China brought this baby panda into the world by knocking up a panda with frozen sperm, a first of its kind with some big implications. source