Knight Blog

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

Tools, tips and strategies for making media mobile

Dec. 13, 2011, 12:20 p.m., Posted by Melissa Ulbricht

Over the summer, released its Mobile Media Toolkit, a Knight News Challenge winning project to advance the use of mobile technology to produce and distribute news and information. Melissa Ulbricht, toolkit project manager, wrote this post about how the toolkit is making media creation more participatory and portable. 

Understanding how mobiles are and can be used for media production and dissemination is now more important and relevant than ever before.

Miami launches new fundraising platform for the arts

Dec. 13, 2011, 9:21 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad Schimel

Free Gospel Sundays at the Adrienne Arscht Center in Miami, just one of the cultural projects individuals can contribute to on

Wednesday, Dec. 14 marks a new beginning for Miami’s arts community, as launches its new, online fundraising platform. Developed in partnership with the Charlotte-based Arts & Science enables individuals to connect directly with arts organizations to help support individual projects.

Cultural organizations list projects on the site (i.e. instruments for children in a youth orchestra, costumes for an upcoming theater production) and interested individuals can contribute to help meet fundraising goals. debuted in Charlotte this August and has raised over $200,000 to date. 

Knight Commission on Athletics' Executive Director to receive recognition from the NCAA

Dec. 12, 2011, 2:31 p.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

The NCAA will honor the Knight commission’s Amy Perko with an award that celebrates former student athletes.

Perko will be one of six to receive the Silver Anniversary Award, which recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletic careers. Perko is the executive director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.