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.

International JSK Journalism Fellows named for 2016-17

“This is an outstanding group of international fellows,” said JSK Director James Bettinger. “They’re going to have a significant impact for years to come.”

Fracking and air pollution topic of 2015 Knight-Risser Prize Symposium

Jim Risser, Jim Morris and Susan White

Journalists discussed their work documenting pollution problems in one of the country’s most active oil and gas fields during a recent symposium at Stanford.

The hard, but rewarding road to HRDCVR

HRDCVR

We spoke with Danyel Smith recently about HRDCVR and HRDLIST, how they came about and where they’re headed.

Fellow’s project to empower female Afghan reporters launches; HuffPo to publish their work

Girls in Afghanistan

The Sahar Speaks media partnership will launch women reporters in Afghanistan into serious careers as correspondents and unlock large new audiences for underreported issues.

Izabela Moi launches news agency focusing on low-income areas near São Paulo

Low income neighborhood

Agência Mural’s team portray their neighborhoods from an “insider’s view,” with coverage that goes beyond clichés about violence and welfare.

Your Questions Answered About the JSK Journalism Fellowships

2014 JSK Fellow Yvonne Leow

NABJ and AllDigitocracy present a Google Hangout with current and former JSK Fellows. Video clips and a transcript of the session are now available.

Padejski named fellowship impact leader

Djordje Padejski with JSK Fellows

Djordje Padejski, an award-winning journalist and journalism innovator, has been named fellowship impact leader for the JSK Journalism Fellowships.

What editors can learn from startups

The Jetsons

Journalists can talk about technology now without comparing it to the Jetsons.

Washington Post launches JSK Fellow’s project, Talent Network

Washington Post Talent Network

“As more news organizations shrink, there is an increasing amount of untapped talent we hope to retain.” – Anne Kornblut