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Knight Foundation

  • Journalism

    College students’ views on the First Amendment are a critical harbinger of our democracy. They illustrate how well an emerging generation understands our constitutional rights during an era of changing speech, communication and interaction, and how they put these rights into practice. For the 2020 First Amendment on Campus report, Gallup conducted online surveys with […]

    Article · May 5, 2020 by

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    Executive Summary Citizens and journalists rely on access to government information to hold public officials accountable – critical for a strong press and functioning democracy. Yet, all indicators point to increased secrecy in government and a need for more effective acquisition and dissemination of civic data through better laws, technology, litigation, advocacy and public awareness. […]

    Article · March 15, 2020 by

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    On February 19, 2020, Knight Foundation released a new study that sheds light on the 100 million Americans who don’t vote, their political views and what they think about the 2020 election. Knight’s Evette Alexander shares more below. View the report website, the full report and the full press release for more information. We’re well […]

    Article · February 19, 2020 by and

  • Communities

    The Untold Story of American Non-Voters View our interactive website: Executive Summary In 2016, nearly 100 million eligible Americans did not cast a vote for president, representing 43% of the eligible voting-age population. They represent a sizeable minority whose voice is not heard in our representative democracy. Most of our attention, in politics and in […]

    Article · February 18, 2020 by

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    Local journalists are at the frontline of communities, investigating and delivering the news that matters most to residents. Their future and the survival of their profession is critically entwined with the health of our communities and our democracy. And they are disappearing. Confronted with sinking revenues, local news organizations are shutting their doors and leaving […]

    Article · January 12, 2020 by

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    About the fellowship: In June 2019, Knight Foundation announced the inaugural group of Knight Public Spaces Fellows, seven talented leaders with exemplary track records of crafting public spaces — parks, plazas, trails, community spaces and streets — that create opportunities for civic engagement.  Each of the fellows receive $150,000 in flexible funding to provide them with the […]

    Article · October 10, 2019 by