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 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?
May 13, 2019 by Evette Alexander
Millennials have left the nest of higher education and entered the workforce. Undergraduates on campus now hail from the tip of the next age cohort known as Generation Z. They are the true digital natives born into an always-on world. The very oldest was four on 9/11, seven when Facebook launched, 10 when the iPhone came on the scene and 19 – freshly eligible to vote – in the 2016 election.
March 31, 2019 by Karen Rundlet
Since Knight Foundation announced a $300 million initiative in February to help rebuild local news, we’ve received an exuberant response from funders, civic leaders and journalists. They, too, are seeking to bolster local reporting in their communities because they understand the important role that journalism plays in our democracy in informing communities and holding the powerful accountable.
March 12, 2019 by Tim Hwang
We’ve been absolutely blown away by the interest and excitement around our AI and the News Open Challenge. After several months and the efforts of a small army of amazing reviewers to sift through the 500+ applications we received, we’re excited to finally announce the winners of the challenge today.
March 6, 2019 by Marika Lynch
We have never had a bigger opportunity – or greater need – to build the future of local news. That was at the heart of discussions at the Knight Media Forum, a gathering of leading journalism funders and practitioners held last week in Miami.
February 21, 2019 by Sanford J. Ungar
February 1, 2019 by Chana R. Schoenberger
How can local journalists make the connection between the issues they report on and international events? “You have to find the connection between international affairs and people’s lives and build out from that,” said CNN GPS host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria.
January 22, 2019 by Sam Gill
The warning lights are flashing. The challenges of the digital age are posing fundamental challenges to our democracy. To capture the benefits of digitization, without enduring intolerable costs, we suggest it’s time for a new paradigm—one similar to how we treat other forms of pollution from industrial progress.