Last week, Colby College's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement launched the Lovejoy Journalism and News Literacy blog about the strengths, weaknesses, and consumer expectations of different news media.
Knight funded a series of Lovejoy Journalism and News Literacy initiatives in 2008. These included a digital resource center, a summer internship program, a journalists-in-residence program, and an annual course modeled after the news literacy program at SUNY Stony Brook.
The center also gives Lovejoy Awards for 'courageous journalism.'
Elijah Parish Lovejoy was a nineteenth century American newspaper editor who is considered the first martyr to press freedom for having died when pro-slavery arsonists set his printing press on fire.