The fellowship is named for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Mike Wallace, former 60 Minutes correspondent and University of Michigan alumnus.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to journalism excellence and transformation. Major supporter of the program for many years, their contributions have included endowments in business, law, medicine and education fellowships.
The legendary newsman Mike Wallace was an enthusiastic and generous supporter of the Knight-Wallace program, endowing an investigative reporting fellowship and donating an additional $1 million for the program. But perhaps most precious to the Knight-Wallace Fellows is the gift Wallace and his wife Mary bestowed upon the program in 1992: the beautiful Arts and Crafts home that serves as the heart of the Fellowship.
The Knight-Wallace Fellows program has received major support from leading news organizations, foundations and individuals including:
A. H. Belo Corporation (Dallas Morning News)
Andrews & McMeel
Bertram J. Askwith
Bargman & Imerman Foundation
Blade Foundation and Block Foundation
Boston Globe Foundation
CBS Foundation, Inc.
Capital cities / ABC Inc.
Chicago Tribune Foundation
Cowles Media Foundation and Minneapolis Star and Tribune
Dow Jones Foundation
Jeff and Melinda Fager
Ford Motor Company
Dan Gillmor, KWF '87
Ira & Nick Harris Foundation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation
Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation
The New York Times Company Foundation
Times Mirror Foundation
St. Petersburg Times Publishing Co.
Mike and Mary Wallace
Washington Post Co. and Philip L. Graham Fund
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