Media Impact Funders offered a special preview of Knight Foundation’s 2022 Knight Media Forum, the premier gathering of leaders in philanthropy, journalism and technology working to strengthen local news, communities and democracy. This meeting provided a chance for those attending to hear a sneak peak of what would be discussed.

We also heard from Tracy Brown, WBEZ’s Chief Content Officer, about the recent merger/acquisition between WBEZ and The Chicago Sun-Times. We got the scoop on how it came to be, goals for the merger, and what this means for local journalism in Chicago.