Knight Foundation, MTV Partner on Grant Program for Young Digital Journalism Pioneers

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By: E&P Staff

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and MTV announced today the Knight News Challenge “Young Creators Award,” a digital journalism grant program for young people age 25 and under anywhere in the world.

The contest will award up to $500,000 to young creators with compelling ideas for using digitally delivered news and information to enhance physical communities ? improving the lives of people where they live, work and vote.

This year the contest’s Web site will also allow entrants to invite public comment, to help improve their entries.

The site will accept applications through Oct. 15, 2007. Winners are expected to be announced by the spring of 2008.

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