Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation


Knight Foundation supports informed and engaged communities, which are essential for a well-functioning democracy. We invest in journalism, the arts and cities.

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@Yamiche  has been named the new host of @washingtonweek  on @PBS . As the 2021 Esserman-Knight Honoree for Excellence in Journalism, she excels in the field as she continues to give a voice to vulnerable communities. RSVP for the 5/13 awards event:

In downtown #Macon , eight empty storefronts are now home to #art  from 10 local artists. @41NBC  shares how @the567  + stARTup Studios are using an #OnTheTable  Macon grant to share local work in unconventional ways: cc: @CFCGA  #knightcities 

How does #art  intersect w/ political and social engagement? This Tue. @ 6 pm ET, @MDCMOAD  hosts a chat w/ @errafael  — whose work was included in "The Body Electric" exhibition — about the aesthetics + ethics of participatory art. RSVP: #knightarts 

On 5/13, join us as we celebrate intrepid journalists like @inaminorkey , @balancegal  + o @DavidFleshler  . @SunSentinelhey 'll receive honorable mention recognition at the f #essermanknightawardsr  their coverage of efforts to suppress COVID info. RSVP:

@univmiami 's Institute of Data Science + Computing is using Knight support to advance career readiness for #datascience  students. In a new partnership w/ @MDCollege , the program also helps make advanced degrees in data science more accessible. #MiamiTech 

LIVE NOW: Knight’s @postkxj  + @KyleKutuchief  are joined by experts from @citiesforpeople , @CityObs , @AkronOhioMayor  and @tpl_org  to discuss how cities can invest in public spaces and advance equity. Join the conversation using #publicspaceslab  #equity 

Join us for the virtual #essermanknightawards  live on May 13 at 7 p.m. ET to meet South Florida's guardians of the truth. Learn how the groundbreaking stories that rocked our community came to be. #FollowLocalJournalists 

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Starting today, the Knight#newsmatch  will double your donation (up to $1K) to 57 #nonprofit  news orgs

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1/ How did misinformation spread during the 2016 presidential election and has anything changed since? A new study explores more than 10M tweets from 700K Twitter accounts that linked to more than 600 misinformation & conspiracy news outlets. #knightcomm 

NEW: We're investing $50M to develop a new field of research around technology's impact on democracy — helping fill knowledge gaps on how society is informed in the digital age. More on our new support for 11 U.S. universities + research institutions ⬇️

We're looking for innovative & effective ideas to help cities thrive. Submit yours!

Have a great idea to improve cities? Join the #knightcities  challenge today.

Help make your city more successful by entering our #knightcities  challenge.

NEW: We're investing $3.5M in new, independent research on issues at the forefront of national #tech  policy debates — helping inform policymakers as they shape the future of the internet. More on our support for 22 universities, research + advocacy orgs ⬇️

3/ “Fake news” and disinformation continue to reach millions: More than 80% of accounts that repeatedly spread misinformation during the 2016 election campaign are still active.

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