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. Bolden joins the JSK program from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where he has served as the foundation’s first editorial director for the past four years. As the rise of digital platforms disrupted legacy approaches to reporting, …

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.

JSK Fellowships launches new “teams and themes” concept

Fellows on Stanford balcony

Applications now open; Dec. 1 deadline.

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.