Knight Journalism Fellows tackle journalism’s challenges
Eighteen journalists and journalism innovators from around the world have been awarded John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year at Stanford. They are the 52nd class of journalism fellows at Stanford.
The fellows come from a variety of news environments and organizations. Some come from countries with long traditions of supporting a free press, others from more repressive climates.
The fellows are the first who applied under a new “Teams and Themes” framework that is intended to help them collaborate on tackling the biggest challenges facing journalism.
Journalism fellowships at Stanford started in 1966 with a powerful idea: giving reporters and editors free run of a great university, which would pay off in superb journalism. The JSK Fellowships program is committed to the pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to improving the quality of news and information reaching the public.
In the past decade, the huge disruptions to journalism have spurred changes in the program. The program was transformed from a mid-career sabbatical model to a format focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism.
Learn more about the new fellows.