Meet the Fellows
The 2017 JSK Fellows are journalists and journalism entrepreneurs from around the world.
reporter, WyoFile, Casper, Wyo.
Challenge: How can nonprofit online news creatively use technology to reinvigorate journalism and democracy in the rural West?
Director, Project Facet, San Francisco
Challenge: How can we help small or rural newsrooms develop collaborative relationships to enhance the quality and coverage of local journalism?
Journalist and author, Hoboken, N.J.
Challenge: How can new media companies afford and effectively support intergenerational newsrooms?
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?
East African correspondent, Al Jazeera Arabic, Nairobi, Kenya
Challenge: How can professional journalism be conducted in regimes with deterrent political, security and socio-economic conditions?
Distribution manager/journalist/moderator, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany
Challenge: How can we create a meaningful system to better measure the journalistic impact of public service broadcasters in the digital age?
Editor, Monday Note, Paris
Challenge: How can we tap into libraries of copyright-free content to deliver contextualized news on smartphones?
Managing editor, print, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La.
Challenge: How can we bring the news to low-income citizens with newspaper print schedules diminishing or disappearing?
Director of user experience, Radio Ambulante, Oakland, Calif.
Challenge: How can we improve the user experience of podcast journalism on mobile smartphones with visual and interactive media?
producer in chief, TV Tokyo Corporation, Tokyo
Challenge: Can a merger of Japanese and English legacy media create a new profit model for digital age media in Japan?
Managing editor for mobile, BuzzFeed News
Challenge: How much investment does attaining a minimum viable mobile infrastructure for newsrooms require?
Beijing bureau chief, Los Angeles Times
Challenge: How can newsrooms collaborate with overseas media partners to cut costs, bolster their foreign reporting and develop new revenue streams?
Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow
Freelance journalist, Santiago; Chile
Challenge: How can we find and connect new journalism talent from an independent platform?
Business writer, The Associated Press, Los Angeles
Challenge: How might news organizations improve the user experience while helping fund journalism?
Former chief editor, RBC Media
Challenge: How can we create an innovative and financially sustainable digital media for independent journalism under tough political and economic conditions?
Deputy business editor, Bay Area News Group, San Jose, Calif.
Challenge: How can we overcome gender disparities in journalism, especially in leadership positions, so that newsrooms accurately reflect and report on society?
Assistant news director, KPLU, Seattle
Challenge: How can public radio journalists transform locally produced broadcast content into sustainable podcasts or other digital audio with impact?