10 insights from #AskJSK that will improve your application for the JSK Fellowships

JSK Lights

Recently, several members of our staff hosted a Twitter chat to answer some of the questions potential fellows have about the application process and our fellowship program.

Please join us on Nov. 15 for the Knight-Risser Symposium

Houston we have a problem flyer

Celebrate the 2017 Knight-Risser Prize winners, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica and their story, “Hell and High Water”.

Apply now for JSK Fellowships Class of 2019

2017-2018 Fellows

The application period for the John S. Knight Fellowships Class of 2019 is now open through Dec. 4, 2017.

The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Report on Houston’s Flood Vulnerability Wins 2017 Knight-Risser Prize

Interactive flood graphic from the report

The deeply reported, interactive project revealed Houston’s severe vulnerability to hurricanes and flooding – and the government’s unwillingness to address the increasingly dire warnings of scientists.

Frédéric Filloux named JSK Senior Research Fellow to combat online misinformation

Frédéric Filloux

Filloux will address the growing problem of misinformation on the web by developing a working prototype of his News Quality Scoring Project, which seeks to surface quality journalism using algorithms and machine learning.

Michael Bolden joins JSK leadership team

Michael Bolden

Michael D. Bolden is the new managing director, editorial and operations, for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford.

JSK Fellows showcase journalism innovation projects at #NewsFest17

Street Festival

This year’s fellows connected with the Bay Area journalism community at the 2017 JSK festival of news innovation.

Hamilton, Peterson and Wilson join JSK board

James T. Hamilton (left), Latoya Peterson (center), and Kinsey Wilson (right)

JSK Director Dawn Garcia has announced the appointment of three new members of the program’s Board of Visitors

JSK Journalism Fellows named for 2017-18

JSK Fellows 2017-18

Eighteen journalists and journalism innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2017-18 academic year.

Six news innovation experiments to kick off the Jim Bettinger Fund

Jeremy Hay

More than $70,000 will be distributed among six innovative journalism experiments being launched by JSK alumni. The projects tackle audience engagement, watchdog journalism, media credibility and other current challenges faced by newsrooms.

‘When the Well Runs Dry:’ Assessing the Future of Groundwater Resources

Ian James

Water may be one of the most critical environmental issues for reporters to cover in years to come, said western water experts and journalists at the 2017 Knight-Risser Prize Symposium.

When You Can’t Escape the Road

Juan Pablo Meneses

Los Angeles Times Review of Books interview with JSK Fellow Juan Pablo Meneses.

Questions about applying for a JSK Fellowship? We’re here to help.

JSK fellows collaborate

We recently hosted an open chat on Facebook to answer questions from people who are considering applying for a 2017-18 JSK Fellowship.

Bettinger awarded Distinguished Service to Journalism Award

Jim Bettinger

Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter honors JSK director emeritus.

The Desert Sun and USA Today win the 2016 Knight-Risser Prize

Pumped Dry

Reporting that began as a local exploration of groundwater depletion in California grew into a joint project that documented a water crisis with global reach and implications.

Shining a New Spotlight: Innovations in Investigative Reporting

Spotlight. image (cc): Torley https://www.flickr.com/photos/torley/732651283/

Panel featuring ground breaking investigative reporters is available for viewing now.

Looking ahead: A chat with new JSK Director Dawn Garcia

Dawn Garcia

Garcia recently discussed her vision for the program’s future with Jay Hamilton, director of Stanford’s Journalism Program and chair of the search committee.

Reinventing the online news site

Martin Kotynek

Our mobile users want speed and depth at the same time. We focused the whole relaunch on that need. We had to rethink our reporting style, create new storytelling formats and change our design.

Rejections forced me to work harder to make Sahar Speaks a reality

Sahar Speaks presentation

On a more positive note, I was surprised by the sheer number of people who wanted to help. This was key to keeping the idea alive.

U.S. JSK Journalism Fellows named for 2016-17

The 2016-17 U.S. John S. Knight Journalism Fellows

“We’re pleased to be working with talented fellows who will be forging new solutions to important challenges facing journalism,” said JSK Managing Director Dawn Garcia.

Dawn Garcia named next JSK director

Dawn Garcia

After 15 years with program, managing director ascends to new leadership role.