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.

Panel explores the present and future of investigative reporting

Investigative Reporting Panel

Classic reporting, technology and collaboration lead to important stories with global impact.

Announcing the Jim Bettinger Challenge Fund for Newsroom Innovation

Jim Bettinger

New Knight Foundation funding to promote experiments in journalism by JSK alumni.

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.

The story behind “Good Morning Pakistan”

Tayyeb Afridi (left) and Aela Callan (right) in Pakistan.

Shining a light on TNN’s groundbreaking efforts to provide independent local news and help women’s voices be heard.

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.

Human-centered design helps media help refugee camp youth

Interview with a Shatila resident in a local shop

2013 JSK Fellows Mariam Semaan and Attila Mong working on a media project for young people in Shatila camp in Lebanon describe how they used the method to understand refugees’ needs.

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

International JSK Fellows 2017

“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.

“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

Coral

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.