The Knight Foundation is spending about $25 million over five years to seed some new applications for newsgathering and distribution. Its list of 2008 winners for its News Challenge program was released today.
Many of them are aiming for the burgeoning mobile market in North America, while several are aimed at geographical needs to connect.
Interesting among them is a project partly backed by Internet co-founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee to create a framework for creators to source-tag their journalism --- in essence, a common standard for a digital bibliography.
Another more generic application creates software to aggregate content that in turn helps you create a local publication --- a digital tool to create an analog product, a function its proponent calls printcasting.