Advancing journalistic excellence in the digital age
Knight Foundation supports free expression and excellence in journalism to promote informed communities that may better determine their own interests. We support ideas, leaders and initiatives that are helping advance the practice of journalism, including the use of new technology.
We fund for impact in these areas:
We define journalism as the full, accurate, contextual search for truth, through both reporting and commentary. The sustainability of news organizations depends on the relevance of their journalism and the viability of their business model; we focus primarily on the former.
Knight Foundation has established endowed chairs in journalism at top universities nationwide. The chairs are leading journalists who take positions as tenured professors within academia. They practice journalism, teach innovative classes, and create experimental projects and new programs that help lead journalism excellence in the digital age. Learn more