Eighteen journalists and journalism innovators from around the world have been awarded John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year at Stanford University. They are the 52nd class of journalism fellows at Stanford.
The fellows come from a wide variety of news environments and organizations. Some come from countries with long traditions of supporting a free press, others from more repressive climates.
The fellows are the first who applied under a new “Teams and Themes” framework that is intended to help them collaborate on tackling the biggest challenges facing journalism.
2017-18 John S. Knight Journalism Fellows
, reporter, O Globo, Rio de Janeiro (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow)
How can a social network help solve the difficulties of cross-border investigative journalists?
editor-in-chief, TV Rain, Moscow (Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow)
How might we create independent investigative media in emerging democracies that is financially sustainable?
Ideas Network assistant director, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, Wis.
How do we foster a newsroom culture that prioritizes recognition of our biases and self-work around diversity?
publisher and editor, BoiseDev, Boise, Idaho
How might we create sustainable, independent news operations that provide in-depth coverage of civic and local issues?
reporter, China Global Television Network, Beijing (Enlight Foundation Fellow)
How might investigative journalists in China gather public records more effectively and push for greater government transparency?
creative director, San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco
How might we use technology to make training in digital storytelling accessible to minority publishers?
independent writer and commentator, The Op-Ed Project, Los Altos, Calif.
How might social media platforms be used to identify and amplify diverse talent in video commentary?
freelance journalist, Havana
How might we use natural language processing tools to discover text-data-driven stories?
senior editor, video audience development, McClatchy Video Lab, Washington, D.C.
How can newsrooms improve coverage by using technology to better understand audience needs and measure how they’re serving this need?
digital media producer, WBHM, Birmingham, Ala.
How might we enable regional coverage so we better understand its potential impact on the national dialogue?
news app developer, Vox, Washington, D.C.
How might we better manage and support newsroom journalists who are in technical roles?
reporter, Tamedia, Lausanne, Switzerland
How do we stimulate spontaneous collaborations among unrelated journalists both locally and around the world?
director, Center for Collaborative Journalism, Macon, Ga.
How might we use data about news stories and products to build stronger trust and attachment to news brands?
storytelling coach, Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
Question: How might we build audience-first newsrooms that inspire readership, in particular, of watchdog journalism?
news innovation consultant, Toronto
How might we use advances in technology and experimental business models to support a new generation of accountability journalism initiatives?
freelance journalist and consultant, Washington D.C.
How can journalists everywhere learn about and use freedom of information systems in countries around the world?
executive editor, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Oslo
How might we organize and create new financing and better collaboration of current affairs and investigative documentary projects in Europe?
staff writer, The Dallas Morning News, and freelance multimedia journalist, Washington, D.C.
During a public health crisis, how can we limit the spread of misinformation and make health and science reporting more accurate?
Read JSK Director Dawn Garcia’s post, “A great way to start the week: Sharing the gift of a JSK Fellowship.”