Innovation from overseas: 2013-14 International Knight Journalism Fellows selected

The 2013-14 International Knight Fellows

Eight international journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships to pursue proposals for journalism innovation at Stanford during the 2013-14 academic year.

New advisors named to Knight Fellowships program

Stanford University arches

The new Board of Visitors members are Hu Shuli, Margaret Neale and Jason Seiken. The new members of the Program Committee are Sarah Stein Greenberg, George Haj and Raul Ramirez.

First immigration hackathon introduces reporters to data exploration technologies

Journalists at the L.A. Migrahack

This disconnect between good intentions and real needs can be resolved if trainers take time to observe, listen and learn about the challenges that confront journalists who work outside of the English-speaking world.

The FOIA Machine could revolutionize public records requests

Knight Talk: Djordje Padejski

The platform will gather the collective knowledge and experience of journalists and others making FOI requests, and try to learn through logic and algorithms.

Technology and up-close reporting help environmental stories make a difference

Pronghorn antelope crossing the Green River in Wyoming.

“We’re being brought closer to the lives of these organisms. It helps us understand systems in ways we never could.” — Phillipe Cohen, executive director of Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

Celebrate Harry Press: Donate to journalism funds

Harry Press at the Stanford Observer in 1971

Donations may support a summer internship for a Stanford Daily staff member, or some expenses for international Knight Fellows.

Retired Knight Fellowships leader Harry Press dies

Harry Press with Knight alumnus

He was indefatigable, and his optimism and joie de vivre were legendary. Nobody who ever met Harry forgot him.

Lessons from a news entrepreneur who just raised $500,000 for his startup

Adriano Farano

Adriano Farano says his understanding of being a news entrepreneur has grown exponentially because of his experiences these past two years in Silicon Valley.

iBooks tool helps bring scenes and smells of early San Francisco eateries to life

clifton ibook author post

I knew I had more to share than the newspaper could accommodate, but it wasn’t clear what form that might take.

Three Knight Alumni win grants for new media innovation prototypes

Kon*Fab demonstration

Knight Alumni Katy Newton, Djordje Padjeski and Andrew Haeg are among four recent recipients of Knight Prototype Fund grants.

Producing a collaborative media fellowship model

California Delta map

Scholars and researchers are most often simply used as sources for journalists. We believe that we can do more by collaborating.

El Faro wins two human rights awards

Carlos Dada

Central American digital newspaper founded by a Knight Fellow wins two human rights awards for reporting in one of the world’s most dangerous regions.

Knight-Risser Prize awarded to Wyoming writers and wildlife photographer

Pronghorn antelope at fence

Lead writer Emilene Ostlind, photographer Joe Riis and contributors Mary Ellen Hannibal and Cally Carswell win for their special report, “Perilous Passages.”

’93 Knight Fellow from Ecuador elected president of IAPA

Jaime Mantilla

Former Knight Fellow Jaime Mantilla of Ecuador has been elected president of the Inter American Press Association.

Got application questions? Check out recent Q&A session for answers.

Director Jim Bettinger, current and recent fellows answered questions about the program and the application process in a recent call.

A search for “true” empathy in reporting

Andrew Haeg

The founder of the Public Insight Network explains why he quit his day job, and why journalists are still not getting the full picture.

Former Knight Fellow named president of Unity

Unity Executive Committee

Publisher and editor of noted Native American newspaper is new president of the UNITY journalism coalition.

ONA12 energized by Knight Alumni and Fellows

Gabriel Sama at ONA12

The large number of Knight Fellows present and past attending and participating in this year’s Online News Association Conference reflects their deep involvement in journalism innovation and the evolution of the industry.

What I saw at ONA 12

ONA Panel on Gaming

ONA 12 was an opportunity for our fellows and staff to immerse ourselves in what’s happening now and what will be happening in the future — and to learn how we can be a player in that future.

Logging on to the Online News Association 2012 conference

Online News Association Conference

Given the Knight Fellowships focus on journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership, the Online News Association is a natural place for us to engage with journalists and journalism entrepreneurs who are among the most dynamic forces in media today.

Discovering investigative reporting in poetry class

T. Miller, 2012 Knight Fellow

At the Knight Fellowships we urge our fellows to resist the temptation to focus narrowly on the innovative projects they are pursuing here because creativity, inspiration and break-through moments often come out of the most unexpected places.