Knight Blog

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

As national spotlight shifts to jobs, Akron well positioned for growth

Sept. 1, 2011, 12:34 p.m., Posted by Jennifer Thomas

After only one year on the job, University Park Alliance’s executive director, Eric Johnson, is emerging as an Akron leader with a vision. 

His op-ed article in the Akron Beacon Journal offers insight into the promising future of Akron and the strength behind an engaged community:

"Be Me" this September, One Story at a Time

Sept. 1, 2011, noon, Posted by Rishi Jaitly

What motivates you to engage in your community? Why do you lead others?

Any Detroiter’s list would surely include an uncommon love of city. Detroit in 2011 is a town bubbling with change agents: loyal and resourceful citizens are working together to create inviting public spaces, help our children succeed in school, build community-based small businesses, and much, much more.

New and creative projects flow from the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership

Aug. 31, 2011, 3:40 p.m., Posted by Jose C. Zamora


The Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership is starting to produce some very interesting ideas.

I recently browsed through projects proposed by the 60+ participants of the program’s Learning Lab, which is just one aspect of the program that aims to speed media innovation in newsrooms. What I like most about these projects is that they provide concepts that any media organization can use. Some of the ideas could be easily implemented using the resources media organizations already have.