Vice President of Technology Innovation
John Bracken joined Knight Foundation in June 2010. Bracken is vice president of the Technology Innovation Program, which funds projects that improve the creation, sharing and use of information essential to communities. He supervises the Knight News Challenge and the Knight Prototype Fund. Bracken has 15 years of experience as a philanthropic investor in digital media, media policy and innovation, having previously worked at the Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He serves on the board of the Illinois Humanities Council. Bracken earned a master’s degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.