August 23, 2019 by Kevin M. Guskiewicz
The time to tackle these emerging trends and issues is now.
August 20, 2019 by Andrew Hamilton
On July 22, 2019, Knight made a $50 million investment to develop a new field of research around technology’s impact on democracy, including a $5 million investment in New York University (NYU) to create the Center for Social Media and Politics. NYU President Andrew Hamilton shares details below.
August 15, 2019 by Megan Brenan and Zacc Ritter
In recent years, efforts to find a sustainable business model for local news coverage in the U.S. have resulted in the acquisition of local news organizations in different markets by large, national companies. Last week's announcement of a merger between Gannett and Gatehouse media, which would consolidate ownership of more than 260 local newspapers, is the latest in a trend that also affects local TV, with companies such as Sinclair Broadcast Group buying stations around the country.
August 13, 2019 by Priya Sircar
August 5, 2019 by LaSharah S. Bunting
Despite decades of warnings, diversity in newsrooms is still one of the most pressing challenges facing the journalism industry. For years, journalism organizations founded and led by people of color have worked tirelessly to advocate for more diversity in staffing and coverage, particularly through training and development opportunities. Still, institutional efforts to address the issue have historically ranged from ineffective to nonexistent.
August 1, 2019 by Sam Gill
Everywhere we turn, we face the challenge of how to govern technology without stifling innovation.
July 25, 2019 by The Center for Media Engagement
The great experiment that is American democracy thrives on diverse views, but these divisions also make it fragile. Connective democracy involves understanding the ties that bind and the values that divide us, with a focus on identifying practical solutions that bridge societal fissures.
July 23, 2019 by Zeynep Tufekci
What would a healthy public sphere even look like in the digital age? What would be the institutions that take all these questions into account? Who should make these decisions and how?
July 17, 2019 by Chris Barr
On July 27, Knight Foundation will open a new call for ideas exploring how arts institutions can present immersive experiences to engage audiences.
June 25, 2019 by Knight Foundation
Research shows firms owned by women and minorities manage just 1.3 percent of assets in the $69 trillion asset management industry, though their performance is not statistically different from the industry as a whole, Knight Foundation’s chief financial officer Juan Martinez told the U.S. House Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion.
June 12, 2019 by Juan J. Martinez
The best financial advisors see opportunities where others see risk, especially when it's supported by data. They must let go of some of the anxiety that accompanies doing something others aren’t, because that’s where great investments can reside.
June 11, 2019 by Bella Private Markets
In our 2018 Diverse Asset Management Study (found here), we show that the asset management industry is characterized by extremely low levels of diversity in ownership. Overall, diverse-owned managers - defined as asset managers with significant female or ethnic minority ownership - control just 1.3% of all US-based managers’ assets .
June 11, 2019 by Sarah Lutman
SpringBOX is already becoming a lively and welcoming hub and home that can incubate creative activity and spur civic action. In this new model of the public square, artists can support civic leaders in their efforts to discover participatory processes and creative approaches to community change and development, resulting in a place to live, work, and play that is nourishing and exciting.
June 5, 2019 by Chris Barr
Today, we launch On View, a new podcast series that examines how museums and cultural institutions are evolving to keep pace with a changing world.