Vacant Chair

Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism

The Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism is currently vacant.

Haynes Johnson passed away in May 2013. Read a tribute to his legacy here on the Knight blog

Grant Background

The Knight Chair would anchor the college's innovative public affairs reporting program and its student-operated Capital News Service bureaus in Annapolis and Washington, DC. The Knight Chair holder would teach public affairs journalism at College Park, conduct weekly seminars and workshops for those enrolled in the Capital News Service program, and advise students on major journalism projects that are sometimes substituted for the thesis required in the master's program. The chair holder also would be available for outside lectures and speaking appearances, both in the Washington area and beyond.