WATCH: Chris Barr, Knight Prototype Fund

AAJA-VP Yvonne Leow talks to Chris Barr, a media innovation associate at Knight, about the Knight Prototype Fund.

Knight will be awarding $35,000 grants to help entrepreneurs, journalists and tinkerers of all kinds build and test new ideas that push media forward. Innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project.

The program recognizes that with the cost of experimentation dropping, innovators should have the opportunity to test their greatest ideas and explore many options before choosing a final path. When successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation can help them scale.

Applications are due Jan. 31, 2014. More information here: