About one week afterÂ CoPress submitted an application for this year’sÂ Knight News Challenge, we found out today that we advanced to the second round.
I did a happy dance in my chair.
Kevin Koehler (@kev097), who toiled into the late hours of the night last Sunday to polish the application, announced the good news via Twitter (see photo).
A little background on the project, quoting ourÂ application:
CoPress is a collaborative project to invigorate online student media through community, software, and knowledge.Â A single organization providing Web support, we will fill a gaping need for college publications, providing the tools they lack to thrive in the digital revolution, and platforms for innovation.
For a more detailed overview, visit the CoPress about page. For all the juicy details, check out our meeting notes.
Also, be sure to check out ourÂ application, leave a comment and give us stars if you think we’re cool.
An updated and expanded application is due in a few weeks, so we’ll be adding more details before then.
Special congratulations to Daniel Bachhuber, our fearless leader who started the group and is just plain awesome.
UPDATE, Nov. 12: Check out the CoPress post on the news, Weâ€™re in: Knight Challenge round duex.