The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship program at Stanford University aims to foster new ideas in journalism through innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Each year it brings up to 20 journalists and journalism innovators from the United States and around the world to spend the year at Stanford.Stanford University, USA
About the Award:
The JSK Journalism Fellowships supports diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to the most urgent issues facing journalism.
Innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism are the foundation of our work, which seeks to improve the quality of news and information reaching the public.
From September 2019 to June 2020, the JSK fellows will spend their time on individual and collaborative projects. Although it is not an academic program, they will have the option to sit in on classes, while also participating in special workshops and weekly events, and exploring the abundant resources on campus and throughout Silicon Valley.
Journalists and journalism innovators seeking to transform the industry are invited to apply by proposing journalism projects, framed as questions, that fit within the four themes that are the focus of the program.
(The questions below are examples; you should propose an original question):
Challenging Misinformation and Disinformation — How might journalists use social listening tools to identify and counter misinformation?
Holding the Powerful Accountable — How might journalists build collaborative networks to better track the financial dealings of political leaders in emerging democracies?
Eradicating News Deserts and Strengthening Local News — How might news organizations engage neighborhood groups in helping disseminate information people need to fully participate in their communities?
Fighting Bias, Intolerance and Injustice — How might journalists use artificial intelligence to detect bias in how municipal governments deliver services to local residents?