10 insights from #AskJSK that will improve your application for the JSK Fellowships

JSK Lights

Recently, several members of our staff hosted a Twitter chat to answer some of the questions potential fellows have about the application process and our fellowship program.

Please join us on Nov. 15 for the Knight-Risser Symposium

Houston we have a problem flyer

Celebrate the 2017 Knight-Risser Prize winners, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica and their story, “Hell and High Water”.

Apply now for JSK Fellowships Class of 2019

2017-2018 Fellows

The application period for the John S. Knight Fellowships Class of 2019 is now open through Dec. 4, 2017.

The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Report on Houston’s Flood Vulnerability Wins 2017 Knight-Risser Prize

Interactive flood graphic from the report

The deeply reported, interactive project revealed Houston’s severe vulnerability to hurricanes and flooding – and the government’s unwillingness to address the increasingly dire warnings of scientists.

JSK Fellowships reshapes Teams and Themes framework to meet urgent needs of journalism

Fellows explore their journalism project

Program for professionals at Stanford University issues call to action for industry.

JSK Fellowships Class of 2018 launch year of experiments to strengthen journalism

2008 JSK Fellows Zeba Khan (left), Barbara Maseda (center) and Michael Grant (right).

Cohort of innovators is first to work under ‘Teams and Themes’ framework

It’s not fake news, but that doesn’t mean it matters

Stop the Tax Foreclosures

Outlier, supported by the Jim Bettinger Innovation Fund, texts high-value information to Detroiters with a focus on renters.

Why supporting NABJ today is an investment in the future of journalism

NABJ

Thousands gather in New Orleans this week for the annual convention

Frédéric Filloux named JSK Senior Research Fellow to combat online misinformation

Frédéric Filloux

Filloux will address the growing problem of misinformation on the web by developing a working prototype of his News Quality Scoring Project, which seeks to surface quality journalism using algorithms and machine learning.

How the collaborative culture of OpenNews inspires better journalism

SRCCON

Journalists and technologists gather at SRCCON to learn from each other.

Michael Bolden joins JSK leadership team

Michael Bolden

Michael D. Bolden is the new managing director, editorial and operations, for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford.

JSK Fellows showcase journalism innovation projects at #NewsFest17

Street Festival

This year’s fellows connected with the Bay Area journalism community at the 2017 JSK festival of news innovation.

Hamilton, Peterson and Wilson join JSK board

James T. Hamilton (left), Latoya Peterson (center), and Kinsey Wilson (right)

JSK Director Dawn Garcia has announced the appointment of three new members of the program’s Board of Visitors

A great way to start the week: Sharing the gift of a JSK Fellowship

The future of journalism

Today we made our final offers and announced the next class of John S. Knight Journalism Fellows at Stanford.

JSK Journalism Fellows named for 2017-18

JSK Fellows 2017-18

Eighteen journalists and journalism innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2017-18 academic year.

Six news innovation experiments to kick off the Jim Bettinger Fund

Jeremy Hay

More than $70,000 will be distributed among six innovative journalism experiments being launched by JSK alumni. The projects tackle audience engagement, watchdog journalism, media credibility and other current challenges faced by newsrooms.

‘When the Well Runs Dry:’ Assessing the Future of Groundwater Resources

Ian James

Water may be one of the most critical environmental issues for reporters to cover in years to come, said western water experts and journalists at the 2017 Knight-Risser Prize Symposium.

Developing a new major in Digital Media Innovation at Texas State

Hector Sifuentes, one of the first students to declare the DMI major

In many ways, the entire program is experimental. It’s the first step toward more comprehensive mass communication curriculum development.

FOIA Machine joins MuckRock to make government more open for everyone

FOIA Machine

By working together all users will benefit. FOIA Machine and MuckRock will share the same codebase. As improvements are made to one tool they will more easily be developed for the other.

Questions about applying for a JSK Fellowship? We’re here to help.

JSK fellows collaborate

We recently hosted an open chat on Facebook to answer questions from people who are considering applying for a 2017-18 JSK Fellowship.

Bettinger awarded Distinguished Service to Journalism Award

Jim Bettinger

Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter honors JSK director emeritus.