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 DataDyne.org, won the $325,000. grant with the ‘News on Cellphones’ idea of delivering news to the poor via text messaging!. DataDyne.org 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.