Knight Research Network

Since 2019, Knight Foundation has committed more than $94 million to catalyze a field of research that can improve our understanding of, and proactively inform policy to address, the growing role of digital media in our democracy. 

This portfolio of investments has led to the growth of the Knight Research Network, a community of leading scholars, technologists and policy experts spanning more than 60 institutions. 

Knight Research Network affiliates are among the most widely cited thought leaders on topics ranging from online speech, disinformation, antitrust, algorithmic bias, digital trust and safety, among others. In 2022 alone, KRN researchers  published more than 900 publications across more than 300 journals and media outlets, hosted or participated in more than 900 speaking engagements in various venues, testified before the United States Congress fifteen times, and were cited or mentioned in over 1,400 media pieces across 690 media outlets.

Knight Research Network grants have supported researchers at the following institutions:

Academic Institutions

Civil Society Organizations