Through The Noise
July 24, 2017
Communication with Anusha Alikhan of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Through the Noise #287
Anusha Alikhan // Director of Communications // Knight Foundation
Though there are a few different organizations known as the Knight Foundation, we’re pleased to be joined by Anusha Alikhan, the Director of Communications of the prominent John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Founded by two brothers who were newspaper publishers from Akron, OH, the Foundation is the leading funder of media innovation in the United States and supports organizations, people, and ideas that are working to engage their communities. Headquartered in Miami, they fund projects across the country, focusing on 26 cities and towns. Beyond the communications realm, they have recently begun hosting an annual Cities Challenge, asking what could make cities more successful.
Anusha Alikhan is the director of communications for Knight Foundation. She creates communications strategies across Knight’s program areas and leads campaigns to advance its impact and visibility. She loves a great story and is always exploring new avenues to highlight Knight’s work and the work of its grantees in dynamic and compelling ways.
Knight Foundation invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. The foundation’s goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which it believes are essential for a healthy democracy.