The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation created this distinguished professorship with an emphasis on journalism ethics in 1997 as a part of the Knight Chair in Journalism initiative. The Knight Foundation was established in 1950 and makes national grants in journalism, education and the field of arts and culture.
Current John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Professor of Journalism Ethics:
Edward Wasserman, Professor of Journalism
Ph.D., London School of Economics
Licence, Univeristy of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne
B.A., Yale University
Louis W. Hodges, Professor of Journalism (retired 2003)