FOIA Machine will aid journalist and private citizens in accessing millions of important governmental documents around the world that are covered by freedom of information laws (which exist in more than 90 countries).
PolicyMic is an online media network that redefines engagement with the news. On PolicyMic, the more you respond to articles, share your ideas, and accumulate credibility from others, the more you'll be able to do and say. PolicyMic has built a unique, dynamic, growing community with diverse political viewpoints that encourages ongoing discussion and engagement.
To support the creation of the Lear Center for Media Metrics
@michaelmaness on Knight's journalism and media innovation strategy
Knight Foundation aims to help sustain democracy by leading journalism to its best possible future in the 21st century.
Media Innovation: Since 2007, Knight has invested more than $100 million in new technologies and techniques, including in more than 200 community news and information experiments. Its media innovation portfolio seeks to improve public media, discover new platforms for investigative reporting, increase digital and media literacy, promote universal broadband access and support a free and open Web.
Journalistic Excellence: As the nation’s leading journalism funder, Knight funding has supported training for more than 100,000 journalists worldwide, and has helped to transform journalism education with the college-level Carnegie-Knight Initiative, major fellowship programs at Stanford, Michigan and Harvard and 22 Knight Chairs with endowments of more than $50 million.
Freedom of Expression: The foundation helps safeguard the rights of journalists worldwide and supports public information campaigns about the value of freedom of information and open government.
The foundation has invested more than $454 million in more than 1,000 journalism and media grants since 1950.