Knight News Challenge Bridge Grants

The Knight News Challenge Bridge Grants provided funding for AEJMC members to develop innovative and creative applications of software already created through the Knight News Challenge. The goal is to implement these projects in the classroom to enhance the education of future journalists.

Through the Knight Foundation grant, 21 projects have been funded. Information on these projects are outlined below by grant year.  Grant recipients will be happy to share information and advice for duplicating their projects on your campus. For more information on the specific projects, contact information is provided for the person who developed each project.

While the AEJMC/Knight Bridge Grant program is now over, a new micro-grant program has been created through the Online News Association. For more information, see the link below.

2014 Mini Workshop (AEJMC 14 Montréal Conference)

2014-15 Project Winners

2012-13 Project Winners

2011-12 Project Winners


Links & Resources

Knight News Challenge Grants — Learn more about these projects and download the open-source software created through the program —

Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education — The Online News Association is working with several journalism foundations to award $35,000 micro-grants to schools to fund collaborative news experiments. Learn more about this program at

Free teaching resource on the future of journalismSearchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism — published by Knight Foundation in collaboration with the University of Missouri’s Donald Reynolds Journalism Institute. Link:

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