KnightBlog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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    Arts

    Arab-American spoken word poet Andrea Assaf
 comes to Miami

    Jan. 12, 2015, 12:26 p.m., Posted by laflor

    Every January, Tigertail Productions produces SpeakOut—a performance, series of community workshops and poetry slam focused on LGBTQ teens led by a nationally recognized LGBTQ poet. This year Arab-American spoken word poet Andrea Assaf will be in residence, and she'll lead school and community workshops, a poetry slam for LGBTQ youth...

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    Communities

    126 ideas advance in first Knight Cities Challenge

    Jan. 12, 2015, 8:12 a.m., Posted by Carol Coletta

    How do you choose 126 good ideas for cities from the more than 7,000 proposals submitted to the first Knight Cities Challenge?

    It wasn’t easy.  But, as of today, we’ve asked 126 happy finalists to submit final applications in three weeks with more details about their ideas.

    It’s an exciting time for them but also for us at Knight Foundation. It is a privilege to meet so many people who are passionate about their communities and who are working to make them better. Soon, we’ll have plans and budgets and bios that we and our reviewers will pore over to make the even tougher decision about which applicants become Knight Cities Challenge winners.

    Each of the 26 Knight communities had at least one applicant named as a finalist, and Detroit had the largest number of applicants: 1,365! Detroit also had the largest number of finalists: 25.

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    Emily Myerscough: Reflections from the Swamp

    Jan. 11, 2015, 8:41 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Emily Myerscough, AIRIE resident The most enduring characteristic of the Everglades seems to be their resistance to being characterized, a theme that came up again and again during the course of my December AIRIE residency, photographing and conducting research in Everglades National Park. As a native Floridian, I'd driven...

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