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Knight Awards Winners of Open Gov Challenge

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PKPR was on the ground in Cambridge, MA this week for the announcement of the Knight News Challenge on Open Gov at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference. 

The eight winning projects provide new tools to improve the way people and governments interact, ranging from OpenCounter, which makes it easier to open a local business, to, which creates a simulator that enables people to visualize the impact of public policies on their community. 

PKPR secured coverage of the winners in a wide range of outlets including The Wall Street JournalBusinessweekFast CompanyWashington PostInc., PandoDailyReadWriteSan Francisco ChronicleBoston.comCivSource, and Tech Cocktail.

PKPR Client: The Knight Foundation

Brother John S. and James L. Knight built and ran one of America’s largest and most successful 20th century newspaper companies. The Knights formed Knight Foundation to support transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

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