Top news orgs and funders convene to address dire state of news media


More than 600 leaders from news organizations, civic advocacy groups and philanthropies gathered in Miami in February with the common goal of shoring up journalism and civic information in the U.S. Hosted by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Knight Media Forum is an annual event that examines the intersection of journalism and charitable giving. This year’s program felt more urgent than past years with an emphasis on creating sustainability through historic investments in local news.

“We are well past time to just be talking about solutions,” said Knight Foundation President and CEO Maribel Pérez Wadsworth in her opening remarks. “We need a bias toward action.”

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