Global Disruptors

Global Disruptors

Media startups will build new tools for civic engagement, storytelling [Knight Prototype Fund]

Sixteen winners of the Knight Prototype Fund are set to receive US$35,000 to help bring their ideas closer to fruition.

Desiree Everts | July 17, 2014

Knight News Challenge: Innovative ideas to strengthen the Internet win US$3.4 million

Projects that aim to measure global censorship and provide the public with greater Internet access and knowledge are among the winners of the latest round of the Knight News Challenge.

Iva DIxit | June 23, 2014 platform helps journalists automatically analyze thousands of documents

Journalists can use to find patterns in events and information more quickly and easily.

Mariano Blejman | June 05, 2014

The Money Trail, a regional hackathon for tracking the flow of currency

Hacks/Hackers Latin America will host a regional hackathon June 7, during which participants in 14 cities will create projects to track the flow of money from place to place.

Mariano Blejman | May 29, 2014

Three projects that aim to reinvent the news in Latin America receive Media Factory funding

Media Factory, a startup accelerator which focuses exclusively on the business of online news and journalism, has chosen its first class of entrepreneurs.

Mariano Blejman | May 26, 2014

How Argentina's La Nación opened Senate expense data to the public

The newspaper is empowering the public to verify and understand just what the country's elected leaders are spending public money on, from airline tickets to per diems.

Jessica Weiss | May 08, 2014

Poderopedia chapters in Venezuela and Colombia will map who is who in business and politics

Poderopedia, the platform that maps relationships among the powerful in Chile, expands.

Miguel Paz | May 01, 2014

Using sensors to test and report on water quality in fast-urbanizing Amazon cities

Environmental news site InfoAmazonia wants to investigate the water supply in four Brazilian cities.

IJNet | April 30, 2014

Bringing an 'eye in the sky' to journalism in Africa

Kenyan digital journalist Dickens Onditi Olewe talks with IJNet about using drone journalism to improve coverage of hard-to-reach places.

Jessica Weiss | April 22, 2014

Data journalism site InfoAmazonia will add ground reporting to its environmental coverage

Environmental news site InfoAmazonia, which pioneered using satellite data for reporting, is adding a new source to its coverage: observations from the ground.

IJNet | April 08, 2014