MobileActive Wins Knight Foundation News Challenge

It's been an eventful week here at with much going on.  So it's only now that we are happy to announce that is a 2009 Knight Foundation News Challenge Winner. The prize is for the Mobile Media Toolkit, a comprehensive directory of mobile tools and strategies that will allow anyone use mobile tech for citizen media and journalism. We believe that there is a critical need for better aggregation and presentation of tools, tech, and resources for citizens and media organizations around the world. is one of nine winners, out of more than 3,000 applicants. 

For more, watch this video, courtesy of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, where I explain what the Mobile Media Toolkit is all about.  Thank you, Knight Foundation, and Gary Kebbel, Knight Foundation journalism program director, for your support of our work. (video after the break)

Katrin Verclas, MobileActive from Nieman Journalism Lab on Vimeo.


Congrats, Katrin & team, well-deserved! Looking forward to see what you come up with. And kudos to Knight F. for pressing forward in this economic environment.

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