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The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships is seeking journalists and journalism entrepreneurs to join us in creating the future of journalism. We’re now accepting applications for the 2016-17 JSK Fellowships. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2015. What makes a great …

JSK director search committee named

JSK Garage

The search for the next director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program at Stanford has begun with the formation of a seven-member search committee.

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.

Claudia Núñez: Break routine, take the first step, lose fear

Migrahack

During her JSK fellowship, she developed what eventually became the Migrahack project, trainings and hackathons about immigration data.

Answers to some common JSK application questions

Application questions google hangout

Google hangout video features JSK Director Jim Bettinger along with 2015 JSK Fellow Yvonne Leow and JSK alums Latoya Peterson and Wilson Lievano.

JSK gets support from the Knight Foundation for new initiatives to help journalism

Fellows participate in a brainstorming exercise.

We’re launching new initiatives over the next year to amplify and extend our program’s impact, with funding support from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation.

JSK Fellow talks about winning prestigious Latin American award for media innovation

Carolina Guerrero, a 2015 JSK Fellow, is the winner of one of Latin America's most prestigious media awards.

When Radio Ambulante launched three years ago, not many people thought there was an audience for its long-form journalism, said co-founder Carolina Guerrero. It now has 100,000 listeners a month. “Our audience is hungry for more content.”

JSK Alumni at #ONA14 in Chicago

ona14

A number of former and current fellows, as well as JSK program staff, were in Chicago last week at the Online News Association’s 2014 Conference, one of the premier gatherings for digital journalists.

10 things you need to know when producing a data animation for a newsroom

Wilson Liévano animation workshop

Journalist Wilson Liévano spent his 2013 JSK Fellowship year exploring ways to use data animation to tell stories.