Knight Pledges $1M More For Nonprofit News

The Knight Foundation will partner with the Investigative News Network in the newly formed INNovation Fund. The fund will target approximately 30 projects over the next two years with micro-grants of up to $35,000 to explore new approaches to revenue generation and audience engagement.

COMMENTARY BY KEVIN DAVIS

Embracing Imperfect In Impact Measurement

Kevin Davis, CEO and executive director of the Investigative News Network, says that before a system of standard metrics to measure journalism’s impact can be developed, there first needs to be a clear understanding of who will be using the metrics and for what purposes. “Regardless of what metrics are developed and agreed upon, adopting repeatable methodologies and standards that can be measured objectively over time will be essential in gauging not only the impact of the organization today, but also its growth,” he says.