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Comment period extended for the Knight News Challenge – you can help

Thanks to everyone who has added comments, questions, and suggestions to our proposal in the Knight News Challenge.  The competition closes this Saturday, March 17, [update: Thursday, March 29], so please continue to participate - you may also reply to others who have posted their comments.  Here's the link:

http://newschallenge.tumblr.com/post/18812768763/backgrounder-blasts-from-the-past-for-busy-reporters

As you have seen from previous announcements, our proposal would expand the Encyclopedia project with news-related content and provide historical backgrounders to journalists, via Twitter.  We think this will also interest teachers, policy makers, and everyone who seeks connections between the past and the present.  Over the last couple of weeks, we have been experimenting with the Twitter feed, which is available to follow here:

https://twitter.com/#!/Backgrounders

Thank you for your participation - as always!

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