#KnightLive lineup

#KnightLive lineupOct. 5 – 9

Join us from home to engage in live conversations about the future of our communities and democracy.

Rebuilding local news
with Report for America’s Steve Waldman
Monday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. PT

The pandemic has accelerated the decline of local news and created an imminent information crisis, leaving 36,000 journalists laid off, furloughed or facing significant pay cuts. What role should the federal government play in rebuilding the industry? On Episode 15 of “Informed and Engaged,” we’ll hear from Steve Waldman, president and co-founder of Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project. He’ll discuss the coalition of locally-owned and nonprofit news organizations working on a proposed plan for specific government policies that could help local news — without threatening the First Amendment.

Hosted by Jennifer Preston | VP/Journalism at Knight Foundation


Election 2020: register, learn, mobilize
with Radical Partners’s Joan Godoy
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. PT

Cities are grappling with engaging community members during a time of major distrust. We know our communities care deeply about local issues —such as education, safety, parks and transit — but how can we turn their interest into an actual vote? On Episode 20 of “Coast to Coast,” we’ll chat with Joan Godoy, executive director of Radical Partners, a social impact accelerator that launched Vote Miami. We’ll hear directly from Joan on her best practices for civic engagement and learn more about Vote Miami, a virtual platform that helps community members stay informed on all things related to voting.

Hosted by Lilly Weinberg and Raul Moas | Knight Foundation directors in the Community and National Initiatives Program


Building the Facebook ad moratorium
with Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson
Thursday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. PT

This summer, hundreds of advertisers, nonprofits and individuals began boycotting Facebook advertising as part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign. On Episode 24 of “The Future of Democracy,” we’ll talk to Rashad Robinson, the architect behind the ad moratorium. He’ll share insights about the campaign and talk about his experience as president of Color of Change, a national organization that builds campaigns advocating for justice for America’s Black community.

Hosted by Sam Gill | Knight Foundation SVP/Chief Program Officer


Artists’ response: demonstrating value in moments of crisis
with Springboard for the Arts’s Laura Zabel
Friday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. PT

In our country’s moments of crisis, what opportunities do artists have to build something different? On Episode 14 of “DISCOVERY,” we’ll have a conversation with Laura Zabel, executive director of Springboard for the Arts, a leading national arts institution. We’ll explore the power of creative people, cultural life and meaning, and the power of artists to impact their communities.

Hosted by Victoria Rogers | VP/Arts at Knight Foundation


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