NPR Gets $1.5 Million Knight Foundation Award
December 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM (PT)
NPR will receive a $1.5 million grant from THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION, "to boost web training and content at member stations nationwide," reports THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
KNIGHT FOUNDATION Program Director JOHN BRACKEN told THE AP, "the foundation hopes NPR will be seen as a model for digital news even as it has seen a 'tumultuous year' of leadership changes at the radio network."
NPR SVP KINSEY WILSON said, "We see an opportunity, particularly with the fairly precipitous decline in newspapers in local markets, to become an even more significant source of local news in those areas."