Bay Citizen, Texas Tribune To Split $975,000 Knight Tech Grant

By: Staci D. Kramer | paidContent.org

Two of the most prominent and well-funded non-profit news startups will use nearly $1 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to build a free, open source publishing platform for other news organizations. Led by their respective CTOs, the tech teams of The Texas Tribune and The Bay Citizen will focus on a system that can help sites without the same resources manage their content, encourage community engagement and raise revenue.

The funding will be split evenly, bringing the Bay Citizen‘s total funding to nearly $15 million; paidContent reported late last year that the San Francisco-based nonprofit had added $9.5 million to the $5 million in seed money from Warren Hellman.

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