How contests can improve philanthropy: Knight

There’s a nice interactive piece from the Knight Foundation explaining why contests like its News Challenge are a great way for philanthropic organisations to meet new people and find projects they would never have thought of themselves. The piece notes some of the world’s most useful discoveries arose through contests – determining longitude of a …

How ditching the rules helped Knight change journalism

Nice piece on Fast Company about Knight Foundation CEO and President Alberto Ibargüen. It was he who launched the Knight News Challenge. “Rules get in the way. “This was the guiding principle under which John S. and James L. Knight Foundation CEO and president Alberto Ibargüen launched the Knight News Challenge seven years ago, a contest that has …