John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation "originated with the Knight family’s belief in the value of education. The brothers’ father, Charles Landon Knight, had a tradition of helping financially strapped students pay for their college education. To honor his memory, the Knight Memorial Education Fund was established in 1940 to provide financial aid to college students from the Akron area. Supported with contributions from the Akron Beacon Journal, the fund existed until December 1950 when its assets of $9,047 were transferred to the newly created Knight Foundation." [1]

Trustees

Accessed November 2007: [2]

Journalism Advisory Committee

Accessed November 2007: [3]

Contact

Web: http://www.knightfdn.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. History, Knight Foundation, accessed November 28, 2007.
  2. Trustees, Knight Foundation, accessed November 28, 2007.
  3. Journalism Advisory Committee, Knight Foundation, accessed November 28, 2007.