Knight Blog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

A first look at the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance

Nov. 21, 2011, 5:41 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad Schimel

The following is crossposted from KnightArts' blog:

Charlotte’s arts journalism takes a leap forward this month as the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance launches. Funded by a $100,000 Community Arts Journalism Challenge grant awarded by Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance is a partnership between the Charlotte Observer, public radio station WFAE, television station WCNCUNC and



Why Change By Us is perfect for Philadelphia

Nov. 21, 2011, 2 p.m., Posted by Donna Frisby-Greenwood

Today, Knight Foundation and partners announced the launch of Change By Us Philadelphia, a site that provides residents a way to take an active role in improving their city.

Change By Us allows residents to share ideas for making their city better and helps to turn those ideas into projects that have real impact. The site provides a platform to share ideas, join or create projects, build teams and find resources to help projects succeed. The following is an adapted version of remarks Donna Frisby-Greenwood, program director/Philadelphia at Knight Foundation, made at today’s announcement.

Change By Us is perfect for Philadelphia in so many ways.  As Mayor Nutter said, Philadelphia is the original U.S. city of innovation and invention. We are also a city of many neighborhoods, with people eager to express their opinions and roll up their sleeves to build a better Philadelphia.  

Everyday leaders recognize potential for Macon’s future

Nov. 21, 2011, 10:27 a.m., Posted by Beverly Blake

The College Hill Alliance recently released a report highlighting the alliance's first two years and the Knight Neighborhood Challenge. Beverly Blake, program director/Macon at Knight Foundation reflects on the challenge and the people behind it.

From the time I moved to Macon seven years ago, I have heard over and over again how much “potential” Macon has.  But it seemed to me that no one was deliberately acting to realize that potential. That is, until in 2007 when a group of Mercer University students came up with an idea and plan to connect Mercer with historic downtown Macon and sold it to the president of the university and the mayor. As a result, through the College Hill Corridor effort and the Knight Neighborhood Challengetogether we are on our way to creating the future for Macon that we seek.