Knight Journalism Fellows named

James Bettinger

Twelve U.S. journalists and innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Knight Fellowships program champions innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism, by helping fellows pursue their ideas – known in the program as “journalism challenges” – to improve the quality of news and information reaching the public. Fellows collaborate with each other, with Stanford faculty and students and with Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs to advance their ideas.

“The selection of fellows from so many ‘legacy’ news organizations shows that innovation is highly valued in those organizations,” said Knight Fellowships Director  JAMES BETTINGER. “We’re pleased that we will be working with journalists who can have an immediate impact as well as being effective far into the future.”

The U.S. fellows join eight international fellows who were announced earlier this month. Fellows participate fully in the intellectual life of the university, through classes, lectures and symposiums, and individual research.