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  • Communities

    This entry was written by James E. Osteen, Jr. executive director of the Miami-Dade Broadband Coalition. The Miami-Dade Broadband Coalition officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 11. The launch was the result of more than three years of planning with stakeholders in education, healthcare, government, non-profits and the private sector. […]

    Article · August 17, 2010 by

  • Journalism

    Allissa Richardson When Allissa Richardson’s students began to plan a website for their community news stories, they insisted on one element: it needed to be easily viewable on cellphones. That way, if they were in the grocery store and ran into someone they had interviewed, they could show them the story. The Morgan State University […]

    Article · August 13, 2010 by

  • Communities

    Siobahn Canty Siobhan Canty joins Knight Foundation this week ‘ bringing two decades of experience in community engagement and nonprofit development to the Strategic Initiatives program. Canty most recently worked as a U.S. change leader for Ashoka, Innovators for the Public. She also founded a consulting practice for nonprofits and businesses, and was president and […]

    Article · August 5, 2010 by

  • Journalism

    Seeking Sustainability: A Nonprofit News Roundtable Anyone curious about the future of journalism ‘ and how news outlets can effectively inform people in the digital age, while surviving as a business ‘ should check out a new Knight Foundation report, Seeking Sustainability: A Nonprofit News Roundtable. The report (accompanied by videos) summarizes one of the […]

    Article · July 27, 2010 by

  • Journalism

    We never know what will rise to the top each year in the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. But we do know that it will define a significant trend in the rapidly evolving media landscape. This year, without a doubt, the innovations clustered around the process of journalism ‘ not just the finished product. […]

    Article · July 19, 2010 by

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    A Knight Foundation team in Charlotte’sparked discussion today on what makes people loyal to and passionate about where they live ‘ and what that means for communities. The talk at the’National School Public Relations Association conference centered on the findings of the’Soul of the Community survey, conducted’for Knight Foundation’by Gallup. In its first two years, […]

    Article · July 13, 2010 by

  • Communities

    Knight Foundation has a new Philadelphia program director: Donna Frisby-Greenwood, a social entrepreneur who most recently led Philadelphia Schools’ Office of College and Career Awareness. She also helped create’the country’s first online voter registration drive as executive director of Rock the Vote, Los Angeles. Benoit Wirz, who has helped take companies from start-up to profitability, […]

    Article · June 23, 2010 by

  • Communities

    Over 40 media outlets published original stories about the new report from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, released Thursday at the Freedom Forum in Washington, D.C. “Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values, and the Future of College Sports” warns of accelerating spending on college sports and potential threats to college and university finances. The Commission […]

    Article · June 18, 2010 by

  • Communities

    Jennifer Thomas Jennifer Thomas, who has helped fund and develop innovative ways to revitalize Northeast Ohio, is Knight Foundation’s new Akron program director. Previously, Thomas headed the Cleveland-based Civic Innovation Lab, which funds civic, social and technology start-ups. In 2008 alone, the lab’s investments and activities generated $9.4 million in economic output. Thomas also founded […]

    Article · June 14, 2010 by

  • Journalism

    John Bracken, an expert in online innovation, will direct the foundation’s grantmaking in digital media. As Knight’s director of new media, Bracken will also lead the Knight News Challenge. He previously managed the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s investments in technology and innovation and global Internet freedom. From today’s release: “John is already […]

    Article · June 3, 2010 by