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We’re in the Knight News Challenge – you can help!

We are working on an exciting new project - "Backgrounder," which will provide journalists with links to historical background information, delivered via Twitter.  Working with WHYY, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Temple University Libraries Special Collections Center, we propose to build up news-related content in the Encyclopedia, then provide it to reporters when they need it.  We also propose to provide new content related to breaking news, and that will become part of the Encyclopedia as well.

You can help us shape this project and earn funding for it by adding your feedback to the project proposal, which we have just posted in the Knight News Challenge:
http://newschallenge.tumblr.com/post/18812768763/backgrounder-blasts-from-the-past-for-busy-reporters

You may also follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/#!/Backgrounders

Thank you for your participation in the Encyclopedia project!

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