Knight News Challenge: Comment and help World Pulse Grow!

Breese McIlvaine
Posted March 15, 2012 from United States

Dear PulseWire sisters and brothers,

We need your help! World Pulse submitted a proposal in the Knight News Challenge, an international media innovation contest. The challenge seeks projects that use the best of existing software and platforms, already integrated into people's lives, to find new ways to convey information.

Our proposal is focused on upgrading the WorldPulse.com platform to provide you—our incredible community of outspoken women leaders—with greater tools to broadcast your stories, needs, and solutions. This grant would allow us to incorporate the features you have asked for, including cell-phone reporting capabilities, multimedia functionality that doesn't slowdown your network, improved translation services, and increase the ability for readers, international publications and networks to access your writing and connect directly with you to support your vision.

The contest is running through March 17 on Tumblr, and we invite you to show your vocal support for our project by "liking" our submission and posting a comment on our proposal that expresses both your experience as a vocal participant in our online community, and how a major upgrade of our platform could improve your ability to report as a citizen journalist, network globally, or realize your vision for change. We ask that if you have any questions, please bring them to the World Pulse team via email or on PulseWire and refrain from asking questions on the Knight News Challenge Tumblr site.

Help us build a better WorldPulse.com and share your enthusiasm with the Knight News Challenge to help us win the contest!

Read our submission on Tumblr and leave your comment by March 17:http://newschallenge.tumblr.com/post/19212175028/transmitting-change-usi...

A BIG and HEARTFELT thanks to those of you who have already showed your support for us by liking or posting one of the many eloquent and moving comments, and to those of you who plan to!

  • The World Pulse team

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nuria g. puigarnau
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012

I have already left a comment in tumblr. news challenge!!

hope it worked, because the application of tumblr was a bit 'playful'... ;)

thanks to you!!!!!!

nuria

Breese McIlvaine
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012

We are so thankful to you and so many others from our community who have done so. Yesterday we learned that the 5 newschallenge apps that receive the most likes & reblogs automatically become semi-finalists. Thanks to you, we might be one of those 5!

nuria g. puigarnau
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 17, 2012

I wish so!! today I have gone again and left another message, I couldn't see the other one... ;) persistence ;)

Breese McIlvaine
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 19, 2012

That's fantastic :) Thank you!

Amie Bojang-Sissoho
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012

Dear Breese, I was following up but did not see the comment I made few days ago. I have tried again moments ago and hope it works.

GOOD LUCK World Pulse.

Breese McIlvaine
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012

Thank you!!! We are so excited about this opportunity, and thriled to see the outpouring of support from you!

TERESA
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012

Hi,

Thanks for your effort to make World Pulse better Worldwide. How to make better the lives of Women in the grassroots Worldwide.

Yours

TERESA MEMBER, WORLD PULSE

Breese McIlvaine
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 19, 2012

Thank you, Teresa!

Breese McIlvaine
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 22, 2012

There is still time to show your support for our proposal! We have until March 29th to like and comment on the proposal. Thank you so much to all of you who have already!

Benné Rockett
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 03, 2012

Breese, Were you awarded the grant or do you know yet? Best, Benne' Rockett

Breese McIlvaine
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 03, 2012

Hi Benne! We're still waiting to hear... I think we'll find out in two weeks or so. Thanks for your support!

Benné Rockett
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 03, 2012

Good Luck!