Danielle Brown Receives Knight Foundation Grant

$1.2 million was awarded to nine projects
Danielle Brown

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today that nine universities and nonprofits were awarded more than $1.2 million to work on projects to identify solutions that help news organizations and civil society expose and lessen the impact of disinformation on communities of color. The grantees were winners of a Knight open call for proposals that advance independent scholarship, partnerships, tools and interventions to combat disinformation. 

Hubbard School John & Elizabeth Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality Danielle Brown was one of the recipients for her project “Trusted Messengers Can Leverage Connections to Combat Disinformation about Black communities in Black Communities” which will develop a scalable model for addressing dis/misinformation in Black communities.

Read more about the projects.