Watch the live stream of the 2019 Knight Media Forum on February, 26 and 27 hosted by Hari Sreenivasan of the PBS NewsHour.
 
The Knight Media Forum is the most important annual gathering of journalists, funders, information theorists and others interested in the future of the news media in this country.
 
Featured speakers this year are Danah Boyd, Founder and President, Data & Society; Tim Hwang, Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative; and David Brooks, New York Times columnist and commentator on PBS NewsHour.
 
The forum, held in Miami, will be convening leading experts at both the local and national level to explore solutions to assure that all citizens receive accurate, reliable news and information that serves the needs of their diverse communities. The forum will address how changes in technology affect the news we receive, encouraging new models for gathering and disseminating the news and the future of community access to information. See the forum’s two-day agenda.
 
Tuesday, February 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m. ET
Danah Boyd, Founder and President, Data & Society. Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric and automated technologies.
Replicating the success of the Texas Tribune through the American Journalism Project
 
Tuesday, February 26, 2 – 3 p.m. ET
Evan Smith, Texas Tribune, Jennifer Preston, Knight Foundation and John Thornton, America Journalism Project. Moderated by Jeff Cohen, Arnold Ventures; Scribe: LuAnn Lovlin, The Winnipeg Foundation.
Artificial Intelligence: What You Need To Know Right Now
 
Tuesday, February 26, 3-4 p.m. ET
Tim Hwang, Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative; Craig Newmark, Craig Newmark Philanthropies; Julia Angwin, The Markup. Moderated by Paul Cheung, Knight Foundation.
The Aspen Institute/Knight Commission: A Roadmap to Rebuilding Trust in the Media
 
Wednesday, February 27, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. ET
Charlie Sykes, The Bulwark, Raney Aronson, FRONTLINE, Joanne Lipman, author, journalist, Mizell Stewart III, USA Today Network. Moderated by Jennifer Preston, Knight Foundation.
Funding Local News: Community Models for Success
 
Wednesday, February 27, 10 – 11 a.m. ET
Kathy Im, MacArthur Foundation and Darryl Holliday, City Bureau; Jim Friedlich, Lenfest andJean Friedman-Rudovsky, Resolve Philadelphia; Mariam Noland, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and John Bebow, Center for Michigan; John Thornton, American Journalism Project. Moderated by Lilly Weinberg, Knight Foundation.
Embedding information as a strategic component of a community foundation’s work
 
Wednesday, February 27, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ET
Michael Murphy, Cleveland Foundation; Chris Barge, Community Foundation Boulder County, Mauricio Palma, Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Moderated by: Lilly Weinberg, Knight Foundation; Scribe: LuAnn Lovlin, The Winnipeg Foundation.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 12:30-2 p.m. ET
Closing. David Brooks, columnist, The New York Times and commentator for the PBS NewsHour.
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