It seems like not too ago that I,Reporter was one of the golden boys of the Knight News Challenge contest, with our Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker project among 25 recipients of the first year's awards. But now the new batch of prize winners is out and they're going to get a much-deserved spotlight -- and not just because the legendary Tim Berners-Lee is among them!
Here's a full list of the projects, which include a really impressive array of efforts, including a bunch from outside the United States to use the Internet to spread news and information -- in particular by using mobile phone technology.
Of course the Berners-Lee project will get big buzz; from what his partner Martin Moore of Media Standards Trust told me over lunch, it's focused on creating transparency for news content on the web.
But equally interesting to me, journalistically, is a great project by Dave Cohn, a former Columbia J-School student I've worked with, in which he will try to marry freelance investigative reporters with the small donors who want to support their work financially. I saw him here in Las Vegas at the Interactive Media conference where the awards were announced, and after talking with him about it more, really believe Knight is on the right track supporting smart young journalist/new media thinkers like him and many of the others. Best of luck to all of them!