Former Knight Fellow returns as innovation director


PAM MAPLES — journalist, journalism educator and journalism entrepreneur — has been named innovation director at the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford. She will begin the newly created position in March. Maples is vice president for editorial at, a multi-source video news startup in partnership with the University of Missouri, where she is an adjunct associate professor of journalism. She is also an adviser to Apture, a media technology company in San Mateo, Calif., hatched in 2006 out of conversations between Stanford computer science students and a group of Knight Fellows. Visit the Knight Fellowships website for the complete announcement.