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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Knight Foundation announced 17 winners for its News Challenge on Data Tuesday afternoon.
Each of the winners gets a share of $3.2 million to develop their proposed projects made to answer the question: How might we make data work for individuals and communities?
While no South Florida participants won, there were a number of interesting winners with great ideas.
Out of 1,065 applications submitted, 17 came out winners – a mix of nonprofit startups, collaborations and large institutions.
The winning projects covered topics like data literacy, transparency, crowd-sourcing and privacy among others.
The Citizens Police Data Project would build an online toolkit for reporting, tracking and analyzing allegations of police misconduct.
Another winner, All the Places Personal Data Goes is meant to show users how their personal data is being shared between companies.
The winning project Documents Empowerment Project will try to help low-income Americans prove their eligibility for public benefit programs.
Of the winners, eight will be able to build full versions of their projects with rewards ranging from $237,589 to $470,000. The other nine projects will be supported through the Knight Prototype Fund and get $35,000 each.
Click here for a full list of the winners.