Today in Miami, we’re gathering 16 journalists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to help us review the semi-finalists in the latest Knight News Challenge, on mobile.

By the end of the day, we hope to have 10-12 finalists that we’ll examine more deeply over the next few weeks. (If you are…


1. What is your project? [1 sentence] Amongst is a location based, real time, Q&A system and open protocol, something like a geocoded and distributed StackOverflow.

2. How will your project use mobile tools and approaches? [2 sentences] Amongst will detect or request a user’s location and…


1. What do you propose to do? [20 words]

Create a library/toolkit that will allow newsroom web apps to better take advantage of HTML5/browser local storage features.

2. How will your project make data more useful? [50 words]

Personalized data is necessary for journalism apps. Rather than…