“Spotlight”: journalism we can believe in

Spotlight cast

It’s a remarkable film — and I’m proud that three of the four Spotlight team members depicted are John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships alumni.

RIP: Julius Duscha, first Stanford PJF associate director

Julius Duscha

Julius Duscha, associate director of the Stanford Professional Journalism Fellowships in the program’s early years, died July 2 at his home in San Francisco. He was 90.

JSK director to leave after next year

Jim Bettinger

JSK Director Jim Bettinger shares some news — the 2015-16 academic year will be his last as director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program.

JSK gets support from the Knight Foundation for new initiatives to help journalism

Fellows participate in a brainstorming exercise.

We’re launching new initiatives over the next year to amplify and extend our program’s impact, with funding support from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation.

Re-engineering Journalism 2014: How JSK Fellows’ visions get real

Re-engineering Journalism Control Room

We believe that Fellows hold in their hands the power to create a future for journalism that is brighter and more vibrant than its past.

Knight Fellows’ challenges: your feedback wanted

Monument to Change as it Changes

Our fellows have taken on big journalism challenges — the kind of problems we all want solved. Now, they want your feedback to help them refine their work.

What our application numbers tell us


The total number of applicants for next year is 490. That’s the most ever — an increase of 55 percent from last year’s 316 applications.

Retired Knight Fellowships leader Harry Press dies

Harry Press with Knight alumnus

He was indefatigable, and his optimism and joie de vivre were legendary. Nobody who ever met Harry forgot him.

What I saw at ONA 12

ONA Panel on Gaming

ONA 12 was an opportunity for our fellows and staff to immerse ourselves in what’s happening now and what will be happening in the future — and to learn how we can be a player in that future.

Logging on to the Online News Association 2012 conference

Online News Association Conference

Given the Knight Fellowships focus on journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership, the Online News Association is a natural place for us to engage with journalists and journalism entrepreneurs who are among the most dynamic forces in media today.

Dispatch from Blogging While Brown 2012

Blogging While Brown 2012

I think of blogging, like journalism, as a verb, not a noun. People blog and people commit acts of journalism, and those who are adept at one have something to learn from the other.