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Buskerfest Miami Is Extremely Inspiring

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 02.14.2015 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Buskerfest Miami is an annual festival in its second year bringing together dozens of performance groups spread across Miami's emerging downtown corridor, primarily at Metro Mover locations.

Grading the 2014 South Florida Knight Arts Challenge Winners

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 02.02.2015 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Love them or hate them, live free of them or feel fettered, since 2006, the Knight Foundation has invested more than $86 million in South Florida's cultural community and that's undoubtedly awesome.

You say Miami, I say Me-ah-me

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 10.15.2014 | Miami
Carmen Pelaez

Ultimately, Miami is a city of contradictions. A sleepy small town wrapped in a growing metropolis that embraces everybody that chooses to call it home.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need From Their Cities

Rana Florida | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?

Top Tips for Start-ups From Successful Entrepreneurs

Rana Florida | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In this increasingly competitive world, entrepreneurs need all the tips and advice they can get. Here are some of the top tips for start-ups from successful start-ups.

Applying for a Knight Arts Grant?

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 04.11.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

The Knight Foundation, Miami's most generous philanthropic organization, and arguably the biggest contributor to our cultural renaissance, is currently accepting "Ideas" for its 7th annual Knights Arts Challenge. Just apply by Feb. 24. You have nothing to lose. It's free. And it's easy.

Top 5 Goals For Open Government In 2014

Charlie Firestone | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Charlie Firestone

The year 2014 presents open government advocates with a large agenda and an opportunity to make significant progress in this emerging and important field.

Experiments in Community Media

Kevin K. Murphy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Kevin K. Murphy

"Death of the newspaper" stories are old hat and, at this point, rather pointless. Still, America's foundations are looking ahead to what the next chapter in journalism and information will look like.

Why High Schools and Colleges Need to Catch Up to the Digital Revolution

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

The deep losses of traditional news outlets to Internet firms like Facebook and Twitter should sound alarm bells for high school and college educators that they must embrace social media to stay relevant to students.

Tech Titans: Look for Community, Not Customers, to Transform Journalism

Sally Duros | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Sally Duros

To my thinking building trust is the key to sustainability of the emerging news and information sphere. Good news and information add value; they do not extract value.


Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.23.2013 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

What's the most intimidating experience you have ever had? A one-on-one with an aggressively demanding boss? An IRS audit? Being pulled over by a traffic cop?

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.

These Knight Arts Projects Are Amazing

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Detroit

Guitars made of reclaimed lumber from the city's homes. A Detroit photography archive. Afrofuturist lectures. A "Hyper-Interactive Hip-Hop Mardi Gras ...

Knight Foundation Plays The Challenge Grant Card

Turnstyle | Posted 07.30.2013 | Media

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) It always surprises me when people seem agog at the very concept of crowdfunding. It is as if that individual has ne...

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

The IRS and Nonprofit Media

Kevin K. Murphy | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Kevin K. Murphy

Even a man of Thomas Jefferson's brilliance could scarcely imagine the collapse of the newspaper industry, which was the only way that journalism was distributed in his time.

TED Gets A Monstrous Donation

Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact

A large donation will now ensure TED's "ideas worth spreading" will be extra spreadable…and measurable. The Knight Foundation gifted the nonprofi...

The Infallible Knight Foundation

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 04.23.2013 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Is it wrong to say the Knight Foundation is too powerful? Is it ironic to say this when the Miami Herald may be teetering into non-existence in the next five years?

Foundation Apologizes For Paying Jonah Lehrer $20,000

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Media

The foundation that paid $20,000 to Jonah Lehrer for a speech on his serial plagiarism apologized for doing so on Wednesday night. Lehrer made his ...

Still WIth the Talking Heads?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 04.15.2013 | Technology
Michael Rosenblum

Talk about a singular lack of imagination. In 2013 GUIDE is essentially using cutting edge technology to create a virtual 1923 newsroom. Great! Well, good for GUIDE if you can get money for this.

Disgraced Journalist Jonah Lehrer Talks About His Misdeeds; Wants to Earn Trust

Paul Raeburn | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Standing beside a large screen displaying brutal comments on Twitter, the disgraced science writer Jonah Lehrer today delivered a talk that seemed to be aimed primarily at rehabilitating his writing career, rather than offering any insights on his journalistic misdeeds.

An Update From Miami

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Eight months ago, the Miami City Ballet was a mess. The remarkable Edward Villella was beginning his last season as artistic director, the organization had run out of cash, its executive director had left and the survival of the institution was truly in doubt.

Borscht, the Awkward Black Sheep in the Knight Foundation's Barnyard

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 02.17.2013 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Borscht 8 is a festival run by a group of young, ambitious, scurrilous filmmakers who could use a little more narrative, a little less metaphor. A little more commercial scene and a little less art house reflection.

And The 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Winners Are...

Posted 12.04.2012 | Miami

For the last five years, the John S. and James L Knight Foundation has encouraged local arts initiatives to compete against each other for a slice of ...

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...