Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers.

The foundation, headquartered in Miami, was established in 1950. It has always been independent of the Knight brothers’ media enterprise that later became Knight-Ridder. Knight-Ridder was sold to The McClatchy Company in 2006.



The Miami Herald has been the most prominent daily publication in South Florida since its inception in 1903. In 1951, it won its first of 20 Pulitzer Prizes for reporting on organized crime in Miami.

Today, the newspaper has transformed into the Miami Herald Media Company, encompassing numerous print, online, radio, and video properties. In 2006, MHMC was acquired by the McClatchy Company (MNI) from Knight Ridder, and today is the largest of McClatchy’s thirty daily papers. Our new website – Miami.com – won the Best of Miami 2008 Reader’s Choice award for Best Local Website, and our combined web properties generate roughly 20 million page views per month. Our mission: reach everybody, every day, their way.