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Knight Foundation supports informed and engaged communities, which are essential for a well-functioning democracy. We invest in journalism, the arts and cities.
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Knight Foundation 1h
Hey ! On 11/21, join + for breakfast snacks, cafecito + convos on building community during Knight’s monthly ‘Community Cafecito’ gathering. Learn more + RSVP:
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RFL 8h
Open can transform cities. Hope many of my 305 friends send big ideas for this call to action from .
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Knight Foundation 9h
Do you have an innovative idea that uses to increase civic engagement + build communities? Learn more about Knight’s $1M call to transform how data is used at the community level, and submit an application by 12/13:
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Alberto Ibarguen 10h
This is a terrific step on the way to making art general in Miami.
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Want to learn more about supporting local journalism? Check out resources + info on Knight’s $300M investment in at . (9/9)
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Knight Foundation 13h
Replying to @thorntonaustin
“We’ve got to start a movement of journalism philanthropy at the local level. We have to view our orgs as primarily civic, rather than primarily commercial,” says at . (8/)
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Knight Foundation 13h
Replying to @MSTODAYnews
“A lot of times, we’re telling public officials about an issue for the first time,” says Ryan Nave of . As a result of the org’s reporting, public officials learned of important local issues, resulting in new legislation for the area. (7/)
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Knight Foundation 13h
Replying to @MSTODAYnews
Local news can provide a strong public service to underserved communities, says Ryan Nave of . The org makes a concentrated effort to reach communities that aren’t covered or reached by , logging record amounts of travel time each year. (6/)
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Knight Foundation 13h
A new civic news org has been founded every month on average for 12 years, says . Through 12/31, you can support more than 200 nonpartisan, nonprofit news orgs through . Learn more: (5/)
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Knight Foundation 13h
Replying to @thorntonaustin
Twenty years ago, newspapers were more concerned about being regulated as monopolies than they were about existential risk, says at . Today, philanthropy can fill the gap between commercial viability and sustainability in . (4/)
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Knight Foundation 13h
Replying to @businessofnews
The loss of throughout the country has significant social, economic and political implications, says . All of us have a stake in the future of local journalism. (3/)
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Knight Foundation 13h
Replying to @businessofnews
“Strong journalism builds strong communities,” says at . Is your community in a news desert? Find out here: (2/)
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Knight Foundation 13h
How can we use philanthropy to preserve ? “Act —don’t just sit by and watch, but do something about it,” says at . More from today’s session on sustaining journalism, a pillar of democracy ⬇️ THREAD (1/)
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Lilian Coral Nov 13
The topic is not new, but opportunities are still untapped. I just published The power of open to transform and engage communities: a call for ideas
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Ellen (Hwang) Kwon Nov 13
📢OPEN CALL: Who's got some breakthrough 💡ideas on how to take to the next level? is accepting innovative proposals for projects and programs that put data in the service of more engaged communities. More here:
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Knight Foundation Nov 13
How can we restore unity in communities? In the newest episode of “Out of the Echo Chamber,” a Knight- podcast, + discuss ’s work to promote civil discussions around important issues. Listen:
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Jackie Olivas-Sison Nov 13
Do you have a innovative idea on how you're using data to engage communities? Find out more about call for ideas on ways data is used to build engaged and informed communities.
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Knight Foundation Nov 13
TODAY: Open data could transform how residents engage with communities, but we’ve just begun to tap into its full power. Knight’s shares more on our new call, which seeks innovative ways to use data to inform + engage residents:
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Gallup Nov 12
“We believe that we have an important role in democracy — it's fundamental, it's written into the First Amendment, and we need to do a better job of engaging our community,” says of in our new podcast episode. Listen here.
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Knight Foundation Nov 12
Have a big idea for the industry? Knight’s + other funders shared insights on grant funding during the 2019 Summit. Here’s what they said:
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