Articles by

Eva Pereira

  • Communities

    Last week over 150 people gathered at New York Public Library to participate in the NetGain conference, an initiative supported by five foundations (Ford, MacArthur, Knight, Open Society Foundations, and Mozilla) to explore the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. Foundation presidents as well as civic and industry leaders gathered to discuss the opportunities […]

    Article · April 27, 2017 by

  • Journalism

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the open call for ideas to combat misinformation on the web and bolster trust in quality journalism. We received more than 800 applications from a range of organizations and individuals. Their projects seek to experiment and test news ways for improving the flow of accurate information. Over the […]

    Article · April 5, 2017 by

  • Journalism

    Knight Foundation, Rita Allen Foundation and Democracy Fund are committing $1 million in support of ideas to combat misinformation on the web and restore trust in quality journalism. Applicants are asked to respond to the question, How might we improve the flow of accurate information? Winners will receive grants of up to $50,000.  The goal […]

    Article · March 29, 2017 by

  • Technology

    The 2016 presidential election was one of the most historic and divisive elections in recent memory. Controversy surrounding the spread of fake news, inaccurate polling and allegations of foreign interference made headlines. As a new administration arrives in Washington, many Americans are seeking to draw lessons and insights from the election.  Join Knight Foundation and […]

    Article · January 12, 2017 by

  • Technology

    Kavya Sukumar of Vox is developing user stories for the Chitram project. (Photo by Eva Pereira) This post has been updated to reflect the correct name of the “This American Life”  project, Audioshare. An earlier post referred to it as Clipper.   Eleven early-stage media and information projects will receive support through the Knight Prototype Fund. They […]

    Article · February 23, 2016 by

  • Technology

    Above: Photo credit Flickr user PistoCasero. Today we’re announcing the 20 winners of the latest round of funding from the Knight Prototype Fund. Through this initiative, Knight Foundation’s Media Innovation team supports early-stage media and information projects with $35,000 in support, design training and peer networking opportunities. The winning teams recently joined Knight in Miami for […]

    Article · November 3, 2015 by

  • Journalism

    Knight Foundation’s Media Innovation team recently visited the XOXO Festival in Portland, Ore., to promote the Knight News Challenge on Data. The festival, now in its fourth year, provides a stage to showcase the work of technologists, artists and other makers. Attendees mixed and mingled over the four-day festival, shuffling between music acts, film previews, podcasts, video […]

    Article · September 17, 2015 by