Knight Blog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on the future of communities and journalism; Knight report cited as a “constructive blueprint”

Dec. 6, 2011, 10:53 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller



On, author Adam Thierer asks: Do citizens have access to the right information - or know how to take action based on it - to make informed decisions about their communities and society?

His query hits at the core of the Knight Commission’s report on community information needs, which Thierer calls a “constructive blueprint” in the discussion on the topic.

In exploring for the reader the complex dynamics at play, he writes that the role government can and should have is rather controversial.

Four artists named as 2011 USA Knight Fellows

Dec. 5, 2011, 4:11 p.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Poet Campbell McGrath at the announcement of the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winners

Four artists have been named USA Knight Fellows for 2011 by the national grantmaking and advocacy group United States Artists. Each will receive $50,000 in unrestricted funds to use as they choose for their work in architecture and design, dance, literature and media, the selected artists.

Knight Foundation wins big at the regional Emmys – again!

Dec. 5, 2011, 10:07 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad Schimel


Knight Foundation won its second regional Emmy Saturday, Dec 3 as Ideas in Motion won a 2011 Suncoast Emmy Arts/Entertainment-Program award. The 30-minute documentary follows five Knight Arts Challenge Miami winners on their journeys to realize their artistic visions. Highlighted artists include the Florida Grand Opera, Teatro Avante, Kathleen Hudspeth of Turn-Based Press, Lauren “Lolo” Reskin of Sweat Records and Free Gospel Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation vice president of arts, Kirmaya Cevallos and Marlon Johnson share the nomination.