Former Knight Fellow returns as innovation director

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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 Newsy.com, 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.