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Think You Have a Great News Idea? Knight Foundation Wants to Fund It

The Knight Foundation has announced the launch of its 2009 Knight News Challenge, a contest that will award people with the best ideas for building the future of news media a total of $5 Million in support. The Challenge is riding high this year on news that a past winner, hyper-local news aggregator Everyblock, was just acquired by MSNBC.

Now in its 4th year, the Knight News Challenge has funded 35 news projects so far. The rules of the contest have changed this year in response to one of the biggest complaints of the past: projects can now be submitted privately to Knight judges and not be exposed to the public at large.

The way we learn about the world around us is changing fast and radically. We’re sure many of our readers have fantasized about a new type of online news project and we hope you’ll take a shot at the Knight prize.

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