We’re very excited to announce a big new Miro project, that we’ll tackle with support from the Knight Foundation, to make local video more accessible than ever.
The project is called Miro Local TV, and it will be an open source tool that will let anyone build a local video community in their city and town, around all the great content that’s already being posted to video blogs and large video sharing sites.
But we’re not just building the code and casting it out there. Rather, we’ll be partnering with local public or public access stations in 5 cities and towns this year (and 12 more next year), so that each of these sites will be run by existing media orgs with deep roots in the community.
We’ll be posting more about the project as it unfolds, but I definitely want to thank the Knight Foundation. They’re doing extremely creative grantmaking, from the Knight News Challenge open competition to investments in the open web.
If you have an idea for ways technology can support local journalism and are looking for funding, submit it to the News Challenge (you have a few more hours).