Meet the Fellows
The 2017 JSK Fellows are journalists and journalism entrepreneurs from around the world.
Challenge: How can nonprofit online news creatively use technology to reinvigorate journalism and democracy in the rural West?
Challenge: How can we help newsrooms develop and manage meaningful collaborative partnerships with other newsrooms to create a stronger, more effective news media?
Challenge: How can journalists imagine new roles and create new opportunities using the wealth of skills that our industry requires?
Host/producer, UpFront, KPFA Radio, Berkeley, Calif.
Challenge: How can new platforms for audio distribution and geography-based networking fill the need for local journalism?
Challenge: How can professional journalism be conducted in regimes with deterrent political, security and socio-economic conditions?
Challenge: How can we create a meaningful system to better measure the journalistic impact of news organizations in the digital age?
Challenge: How might we surface journalistic quality from the web in a scalable way, by automatically collecting the right "signals"?
Challenge: How can journalists empower young women in news deserts to report on their communities?
Challenge: How can listening to news podcasts help students master the English language?
producer in chief, TV Tokyo Corporation, Tokyo
Challenge: How might we create a platform which can offer millennials more engaging ways to consume international news in Japan?
Challenge: How much investment does attaining a minimum viable mobile infrastructure for newsrooms require?
Challenge: How can computational journalism methods be used to transcend the fragmented California media market and create dialogue and civic engagement across this vast nation-state?
Challenge: How can we create a new way to connect Spanish-language independent journalism talent with media organizations in Latin America and the U.S.?
Challenge: How might news organizations offer ad-free experiences and other membership benefits to better connect with their audiences and generate new revenue?
Challenge: How can we create an innovative and financially sustainable digital media for independent journalism under tough political and economic conditions?
Challenge: What strategies can we use to overcome gender disparities in journalism, especially in leadership positions, so that news organizations more accurately reflect and report on society?
Challenge: How can local audio journalism thrive in emerging digital formats, such as segmented audio ("Pandora for news"), voice-enabled devices and podcasts?