The Knight brothers believed that a well-informed community could best determine its own true interests and was essential to a well-functioning, representative democracy. The brothers pursued those beliefs, building and running one of America’s largest and most successful 20th century newspaper companies.
The Knights formed Knight Foundation to promote excellence in journalism and the success of the communities in which they worked, in the words of Jim Knight. The company was sold, and the foundation, ever evolving, carries on this work.
We believe in freedom of expression and in the values expressed in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
We believe that quality information is essential for individuals and communities to make their own best choices, and that journalism plays a critical role in that democratic process.
We believe in equitable, inclusive and participatory communities.