Seeing the Forest AND the Trees

Technology for a better world. and Dr. Joel Selanikio receive Knight Foundation Grant May 14, 2008

Filed under: journalism,mobile,news,non-profit,technology — pdxbob @ 11:29 pm

Just a day after I posted about the wireless report of the UN Foundation, one of the case study subjects in that report wins a Knight Foundation grant in the second year of the foundation’s news challenge. Dr. Joel Selanikio, a founder of,  won the $325,000. grant with the ‘News on Cellphones’ idea of delivering news to the poor via text messaging!. develops open-source mobile technology which is used in developing countries to improve the health care system for the rural poor.

You can see all of the winners of Knight Foundation grants here.


3 Responses to “ and Dr. Joel Selanikio receive Knight Foundation Grant”

  1. peter brantley Says:

    I was lucky enough to have Joel do a keynote at my last Digital Library Federation Forum in April. With Twin Cities Public TV, and Peter Kaufman, I was able get it up on YouTube at Due to length limitations, there are 7 segments. It’s a great introduction to Joel’s newer work with DataDyne.

  2. pdxbob Says:

    Thanks so much Peter for referencing Joel’s keynote! I just started to listen and will get through all seven of the segments for sure.

  3. Jane Goody Says:

    The style of writing is very familiar to me. Have you written guest posts for other blogs?

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