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The Knight Media Forum

Strengthening local news, community and democracy
Watch the Knight Media Forum LIVE February 25-26


The Knight Media Forum in Miami is the most important and eagerly anticipated annual gathering of leaders in journalism, technology, philanthropy and the community, who will meet in Miami to explore ways to strengthen local news coverage and our nation’s democracy.

The forum’s mission is critical as local newsrooms continue to shrink, news deserts expand and the threat these changes pose for democracy becomes abundantly clear.

Presented by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the conference’s agenda this year will spotlight the people and projects working to address these challenges, highlighting innovative experiments in local journalism, insights for foundations on investing in accountability reporting, finding and funding minority-led media innovation projects and more.

PBS Western Reserve will be live-streaming the conference on February 25-26.

Anchoring the coverage is Emmy-winning journalist, Hari Sreenivasan, host of “PBS NewsHour Weekend” and the national public television show “SciTech Now.”

Among the leading thinkers headlining the 2020 Knight Media Forum are Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos; New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger; technology journalist Kara Swisher; PBS NewsHour Managing Editor and anchor Judy Woodruff; and Teddy Goff, Founding Partner of Precision Strategies and former Digital Director of Obama for America 2012.

The conference will include deep discussions on topics including the growing challenge of hateful content online, emerging models for local journalism and ways to amplify underrepresented community voices in the media. Plus taking a look at how to meet information needs in rural communities, finding and funding media innovators in communities of color and the latest research on why people give to news organizations. 


View the agenda.

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