Knight Chairs in Journalism

Knight Chairs in Journalism are top professionals who bridge the newsroom-classroom divide with innovative teaching, major outreach projects and their own journalism. Since the program began in 1990, Knight has endowed 26 chairs and professors at 23 universities. The chairs have helped lead journalism and media education — and journalism itself — toward a better future in the digital age. 

Knight Chair — Independent of Knight Foundation

Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, Duke University

Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society, Pennsylvania State University

Knight Chair in International Journalism, University of Texas/Austin

Knight Professorship in Constitutional Law and First Amendment, Yale University

Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, University of Miami

Knight Chair in Data Journalism, Arizona State University

Knight Chair in Journalism Ethics, Washington and Lee University

Knight Chair in Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University

Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy, Northwestern University/Medill

Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism, Kent State University

Knight Chair in Interactive Media, University of Miami

Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois

Knight Chair in Race and Journalism, Howard University

Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism

Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing, University of Missouri

Knight Chair in Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process, University of Florida

Knight Chair in Science and Technology Reporting, University of California/Berkeley

Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism, University of Maryland

Knight Chair of Health and Medical Journalism, University of Georgia

Knight Chair in Data Journalism, Columbia University

Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism, Syracuse University

Knight Chair in Media and Religion, University of Southern California

Knight Chair in Audience and Community Engagement for News, University of Kansas

Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill

Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill

Knight Chair for Student Achievement at Florida A&M University