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John S and James L Knight Foundation

This One Neat Trick Will Eliminate Clickbait Forever

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 12.17.2015 | Media

Online publishers and advertisers for some time have measured success almost entirely with a single metric: clicks. It’s created a perverse system t...

Connections Make the Community

Carol Coletta | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Carol Coletta

The national conversation on poverty and income inequality is welcome and long overdue. But there's something missing in many of the potential solutions on the table.

Existential Journalism Revisited

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here we go again. What is journalism? Who is a journalist? How do you educate journalists? It's an existential question that's becoming more pertinen...

Is Silicon Valley Beginning to Invest in Disrupting Education?

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

There's an utter lack of infrastructure in homes and schools that live side-by-side to some of the most sophisticated and tech-fluent corporations and startups -- preventing civic engagement and technological fluency among Silicon Valley's youth.

MILLIONS Awarded To Local Arts Scene

Posted 12.03.2012 | Miami

Over the last six years, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has donated an amazing $86 million to Miami's arts scene. If not for this steady p...

TV Worth Watching: Link TV Expands Your World View One Program at a Time

Joel Brokaw | Posted 01.01.2013 | Media
Joel Brokaw

Filling a void by bringing to light societal issues rarely covered by mainstream media is a major reason why Link TV has not only thrived but is expanding. It is perhaps the only television channel in the world that measures its success not in ratings, but in getting people off their sofas into engagement and action.

Small Detroit Projects Get Big Grants

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

Nine local organizations that promote public engagement in Detroit are being recognized for their innovative contributions with big foundation money. ...

It Takes Just One Thing To Be A Philanthropist

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Detroit

Anyone can be a leader in his or her community to create social change -- all it takes is passion. That's according to Detroit 4 Detroit, a local ...

WATCH: Florida Grand Opera Bursts Into Song At Airport

Posted 05.01.2012 | Miami

Let's face it: Miami is pretty much the last place anyone expects to see a random act of kindness, much less one of culture that doesn't involve a cov...

How Philanthropy Can Help Create Informed and Engaged Communities

Eric Newton | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Eric Newton

More funders who care about civic health in their communities can and should consider getting involved in the growing movement of local journalism. A new guide tells you how.

New Study Finds Agencies Slow to Adopt Even Basic FOIA Guidelines

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Sunshine Week starts with a new report from the National Security Archive and the Knight Foundation that finds only 49 of 90 agencies have adopted 'co...

Chi-Town Daily News Announces Expansion

Chi-Town Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago has been awarded $150,000 in grant funding to hire four full-time staff reporters to cover local government in Chicago. The Dail...