Newspaper publishers John S. and James L. Knight believed that informed and engaged communities are essential to a healthy democracy. Knight Foundation has lived that belief for decades as a leading supporter of journalism. As the industry has evolved, so has our approach, and we’ve expanded our support over the last 10 years to include the work of nonprofit news organizations emerging amid the disruption of the digital age.
As the year draws to a close and many organizations complete fundraising drives, we want to help even more. That’s why we’re launching the Knight News Match. Through Jan. 19, 2017, we will match donations from individual donors to a group of 57 nonprofit news organizations, up to a total of $1.5 million. Individual organizations will receive up to $25,000.
Quality journalism matters. It is a buttress against the torrent of fake news we’ve seen explode in the past year, and it can help rebuild the diminishing trust many people have in society’s core institutions.
In the past, advertising has been the main driver of traditional media, but nonprofit news organizations rely on their audiences, people like you, to help fund their work. We want to help them expand their donor base and grow the resources they need to deliver, fact-based, contextual reporting that sheds light on the people and institutions affecting our society.
The group of organizations eligible for the Knight News Match represent the diverse breadth of the committed organizations that are covering communities at the local and national level. It includes public media, organizations that do sweeping national investigations and small local organizations that are filling the reporting gaps in statehouses and city halls across the country.
Please join us in supporting their important work. Review the list of organizations below and click through to their donations page to make your own contributions. The institution of journalism, and society itself, will be better off because of your support.
Jennifer Preston is vice president for journalism at Knight Foundation. Email her via [email protected], and follow her on Twitter @jenniferpreston. Follow @knightfdn and #newsmatch for the latest on the Knight News Match.
The 57 organizations included in the Knight News Match from Dec. 19, 2016 – Jan. 19, 2017 are:
- Bridge Magazine, Michigan
- Center for Collaborative Journalism
- The Center for Investigative Reporting
- The Center for Public Integrity
- Charlottesville Tomorrow
- City Limits, New York
- Connecticut Health Investigative Team
- Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
- The Connecticut Mirror
- Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
- Georgia Public Broadcasting, Macon
- The Hechinger Report
- Inside Climate News
- The Institute for Journalism in New Media
- Institute for Nonprofit News
- Investigative Post
- KQED | Public Media for Northern California
- The Lens
- The Marshall Project
- Michigan Radio
- The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
- Minnesota Public Radio
- Mississippi Today
- National Geographic Society's Out of Eden Walk
- New England Center for Investigative Reporting
- New Haven Independent
- Nieman Lab
- NJ Spotlight
- Oklahoma Watch
- The Open Mind
- PBS NewsHour
- WHYY | Philadelphia Public Radio
- Philadelphia Public School Notebook
- The Rapidian
- Rocky Mountain PBS
- Science News
- St. Louis Public Radio
- The Texas Tribune
- Voice of OC | Investigative News Agency
- Voice of San Diego
- WDET, Detroit
- WFAE 90.7, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
- WLRN Public Radio and Television
- WKSU 89.7 | Public Radio for Northeast Ohio
- WTVS Detroit Public Television