Meet the Fellows
The current group of JSK Fellows showcases journalists and journalism entrepreneurs from around the world.
Class of 2016
Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow
publisher, platfor.ma, Kyiv, Ukraine
Challenge: How can we implement new business models to sustain independent media in developing markets?
Yahoo! International Fellow
director of content, runrun.es, Caracas, Venezuela
Challenge: How can we develop a journalist-centered innovation model to promote entrepreneurship and sustainable new media under adverse political and economic conditions?
senior producer and reporter, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Challenge: How do we fill the information gaps faced by low-income news consumers?
independent reporter and illustrator, Oakland, Calif.
Challenge: How can we better support the growing field of professional media freelancers?
staff writer, Vox.com, Washington, D.C.
Challenge: How can we translate academic insights about race and racism into conversation-changing journalism?
editorial engineer, Sunlight Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Challenge: How can we build free tools to help reporters extract data from scanned forms?
senior editor, Re/code, San Francisco
Challenge: How can we create a location-based platform for distributing news, tying stories to where they took place?
veterans reporter, The Center for Investigative Reporting, Emeryville, Calif.
Challenge: How can we develop a new strategy to engage newsrooms in exposing the effects of war on the home front?
Enlight Foundation Fellow
managing editor, Caixin Weekly, Beijing
Challenge: How can we structure news organizations to support continual innovation and restore the influence of professional media in the Internet Age?
chief technology correspondent, manager magazin, Hamburg, Germany
Challenge: How can we use technology to empower women in newsrooms to take on leadership positions?
broadcast contributor, Al Jazeera America, Seattle
Challenge: How can local television news stations establish and maintain consistent and meaningful engagement with audiences?
senior managing editor, Southern California Public Radio, Los Angeles
Challenge: How can public radio leverage its audience to take a more proactive role during crises?
executive director, The Walkley Foundation, Sydney
Challenge: How can we create a program specifically tailored to journalists and media in Australia to encourage investment in new media and embed innovation in journalism?
Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow
senior reporter, Revista Piauí, Rio de Janeiro
Challenge: How can digital media engage Brazil’s emerging middle class with the news?
founder and editor, All Digitocracy, Washington, D.C.
Challenge: How can we make newsrooms more diverse and connect with increasingly diverse audiences?
founder and editor-in-chief, Civil Eats, Sonoma County, Calif.
Challenge: How can we make food policy news part of our daily media diet?
director, digital, community empowerment initiatives, Univision, Miami
Challenge: How can we develop a narrative about education on mobile devices for Spanish-speaking Hispanics?
national technology reporter, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Challenge: How can we put foreign correspondence on sound financial footing in a digital news marketplace?
managing director/editor-in-chief, Oorvani Media, Bangalore, India
Challenge: How can city newsrooms systematically track and capture data from complex issues independent of reporters’ efforts?