Knight Blog

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

Hatching leadership and retail across Detroit

Nov. 30, 2011, noon, Posted by Rishi Jaitly


Hatch Detroit's co-founders Nick Gorga and Ted Balowski

If we Detroiters are passionate about our city and eager to engage in our community, how do we go about simply - and fully - unlocking our collective energy? It’s a question we at Knight Foundation ponder and work on everyday as we pursue our mission of informed and engaged communities.

Today, with this question in mind, we’re delighted to announce a grant $50,000 grant to Hatch Detroit, a non-profit that engages Detroiters through retail entrepreneurship contests.

“Place Matters” cited among the best venue to tell the story of community engagement and placemaking

Nov. 30, 2011, 10:37 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller



“Place Matters,” a weekly radio program, is being featured in The Atlantic as among one of the “best venues to tell the story” of placemaking and community engagement.

Profiling the innovating placemaking work of various cities, the program also showcases successful ideas from everyday citizens who are involved in making their communities a better place to live.

Knight Chair leads conversation with sports journalists in wake of alleged Penn State sex abuse scandal

Nov. 29, 2011, 3:42 p.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Update - Dec. 2: Watch the video from the session, "Covering Controversy," with Penn State's Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society Malcolm Moran and leading journalists. More info on the event is below.

Tonight, a conversation with major sports journalists in the wake of the alleged child sex abuse scandal at Penn State will be moderated by Malcolm Moran, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State University.

Malcolm Moran

The conversation, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST, will “highlight the critical need for transparency in reporting on college athletic programs.”

The event will be live-streamed. To participate, viewers can also follow @CurleyCenter on Twitter and use the hashtag #PSUstory to ask questions.

Moran is seen as a leading resource by top media organizations currently covering the ongoing scandal. He has over 30 years of experience as an award-winning and respected sports journalist at USA TodayThe New York TimesNewsday and Chicago Tribune.

Moran has written about the story for The New York Times, touching on how the scandal has affected him personally: