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  • Fix the Internet, Not Big Tech

    I’m as disappointed, frustrated and furious about the tech giants as you are. I didn’t sign up for an internet composed of “five giant websites, each filled with screenshots of text from the other four” (to quote Tom Eastman), nor a world of ubiquitous private-public surveillance, “engagement maximization,” precarious gig work and disciplinary technology. Hell, […]

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    2023 Knight Foundation Library Leaders Gathering

    Knight Foundation and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) were pleased to welcome three dozen public library directors, civic and philanthropic leaders to Miami for a discussion on how these public institutions can be well positioned for the future. Day 1 Welcome Address Jorge Martinez, Knight Foundation, John S. Bracken, Digital Public Library of […]

  • The End of Philanthropy

    To speak of challenges facing American democracy is to assume that American democracy exists. To speak of philanthropy’s role in alleviating those challenges is to assume that philanthropy can serve the interests of democracy. But American democracy does not yet exist due to the same phenomenon that allows philanthropy to exist: the concentration of unearned […]

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    Knight Diversity of Asset Managers Research Series: Philanthropy 2022

    A study on the degree to which the endowments of the country’s wealthiest philanthropic foundations are hiring asset management firms owned by women and racial or ethnic minorities OVERVIEW This study is Knight’s third review of diversity in asset management at the nation’s largest charitable foundations. We do this research to provide examples of diverse, […]

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    Divergent Realities: New Insights on Race and Polarization in America

    Divergent Realities: New Insights on Race and Polarization in America Recent research finds that Americans have greatly different perceptions of the discrimination and racism that Black Americans experience. It also shows that the composition of our social networks matter. What factors drive these differences in perception? How do these divergent and increasingly polarized realities play […]

  • Knight Media Forum 2021 Participant List

    *as of 2/23/2021 First Name Last Name Organization Craig Aaron Free Press Becca Aaronson News Product Alliance Jonathan Abbott GBH Public Media Nicole Abelson nicole Abelson Carol Abrams The Annie E. Casey Foundation Ellen Acconcia Carolina Public Press Migell Acosta San Diego County Library Chris Adamo WhereBy.Us Peter Adams The News Literacy Project Alice  Adams […]

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    Local news 2021: How newsrooms can rebound post-pandemic

    Since its inception, the Knight Media Forum has focused on bringing together place-based foundations to strengthen local news around the country. And as the challenges for publishers have grown during the pandemic, support from local foundations, donors and even tech platforms has been a positive light during dark times. This year’s forum, which took place […]

    March 15, 2021
  • How Local Foundations Can Support Local News

    Local foundations are stepping up to fund nonprofit, for-profit and collaborative journalism projects around the country. Here is how to join them. BY MARK GLASER Place-based foundations typically focus their energy on supporting nonprofits and charities in their geographic area, but rarely have they thought about supporting local news. But that has changed dramatically in […]

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    Diversity of Asset Managers in Philanthropy

    A study to assess the representation of women and racial or ethnic minorities among investment firms used by the country’s top 50 charitable foundations For a decade, Knight Foundation has been intentional about identifying high quality, diversely-owned asset managers when investing its endowment. In response to frequent questions from a variety of stakeholders into the […]