“Spotlight”: journalism we can believe in

Spotlight cast

It’s a remarkable film — and I’m proud that three of the four Spotlight team members depicted are John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships alumni.

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.

A look inside The Coral Project, with Andrew Losowsky


The Coral Project aims to enable journalists to better understand, and become more meaningfully engaged with, the communities that surround their work. Project leader Andrew Losowsky, a JSK alum, explains what makes it different from other efforts.

Become a JSK Fellow: Apply Now! Deadline Dec. 1

JSK Fellows collaborate

What makes a great JSK Fellow? A passionate belief that the challenges facing media today provide opportunities to redefine journalism and create a more informed, connected and empowered public. The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2015.

RIP: Julius Duscha, first Stanford PJF associate director

Julius Duscha

Julius Duscha, associate director of the Stanford Professional Journalism Fellowships in the program’s early years, died July 2 at his home in San Francisco. He was 90.

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

Four Steps to Making Data Count

T. Miller, 2012 Knight Fellow

Almost from the beginning of reporting, I’m thinking about how to personify and narrafy the story. I’m doing digitizing and datafying.

JSK director to leave after next year

Jim Bettinger

JSK Director Jim Bettinger shares some news — the 2015-16 academic year will be his last as director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program.

Storify: JSK Festival of News Innovation #Newsfest

JSK Festival of News Innovation map

On Monday, May 18, we hosted our first JSK Festival of News Innovation where our 2015 fellows showed the work they are doing to help journalism. The hall was packed for this fun, interactive evening. Here are some highlights.

15 tips on how to prepare a grant proposal for a journalism project

Taking notes

Even though it is a writing task, crafting a proposal for a grant officer can be a tough job for a journalist.

Elevating the News with drones

JSK Fellows Sam Stewart and Dickens Olewe at the drone conference

A group of more than 100 journalists and technologists gathered in Berkeley recently for the first-ever conference focused specifically on the use of drones in reporting.

U.S. journalists named 2015-16 JSK Fellows

The 2016 U.S. JSK Journalism Fellows

The journalists chosen represent a wide range of experience, from established newspapers and broadcast networks like the Washington Post and Southern California Public Radio to newer ventures like Vox and Re/code.

International JSK Journalism Fellows named for 2015-16

The 2016 JSK International Fellows

“We’re really excited about this group of international fellows,” said JSK Director James Bettinger. “We think they’re going to have a major impact on journalism in their home countries.”

Hacking the hackathon for greater diversity

Migrahack hacks diversity in hackathons

At Migrahacks, we’re proving that hackers aren’t just young white men, the typical image portrayed in Silicon Valley.

JSK launches pilot innovation workshop for top newsroom leaders

Michael Isip

Over two days a select group of leaders from U.S. news organizations stepped away from their newsrooms and moved through an active, hands-on process, each digging into a challenge they had identified as a top priority.

Farewell, Dori J. Maynard. And thank you.

Dori J. Maynard

A noted activist, journalist, and president of the Robert C. Maynard institute for Journalism Education, Dori J. Maynard died last night at the age of 56, her life’s work still in progress.

How to be smart about collaborations: Check this checklist first

Michelle Holmes at a JAWS conference panel

A JSK alum offers 15 tips – 13 of them learned the hard way – for creating a successful professional collaboration.