Knight Foundation adds three tech thought leaders to board

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Three new-media innovators have joined the Knight Foundation’s board of trustees. The elections of Joichi Ito, director of MIT’s Media Lab; John Palfrey, professor at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society; and Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder, “emphasized the importance of technology and media innovation on the delivery of news and information to communities,” the foundation said in an announcement today (Oct. 25).

“The addition of these three seminal thinkers and key actors in the world of media innovation — in the search for how to inform communities in the digital age — is a giant leap forward for Knight,” said Alberto Ibargüen, foundation president and a former board chairman of PBS. “They will challenge and help guide us to an even more entrepreneurial approach to media innovation and engagement of people in communities.”