Webby awards founder predicts Internet’s impact on the brain

Webby founder Tiffany Shlain's new film explores the Internet-human connection.

Webby founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain believes the Internet will bring about right brain-left brain harmony.

Alum wins Knight Challenge grant for news video iPad app

Picture of Adriano Farano

Adriano Farano is ready to own the news video market on mobile. And he says a good dose of “Stanford DNA” and a Knight Fellowship lead the way.

Dispatch from Blogging While Brown 2012

Blogging While Brown 2012

I think of blogging, like journalism, as a verb, not a noun. People blog and people commit acts of journalism, and those who are adept at one have something to learn from the other.

Ecuadoran journalists pushed into the political ring

Jorge Imbaquingo

The rise of state media in Ecuador is frightening enough, but what really scares Jorge Imbaquigno is the increased assault on journalists.

#Hashtagged: How social media are revolutionizing the news

#Hashtagged Symposium Flyer

Veterans of digital news explore the relationship between social media and reporting. Symposium video is now available on C-SPAN.

Documentary casts a wide, bright light

The lightbulb conspirancy

Joan Úbeda’s documentary “The Light Bulb Conspiracy” has been a wild success, winning awards and enlightening citizens across the globe.

2012-13 U.S. Knight Fellows selected

2012-13 U.S. Knight Fellows

Proposals by the Fellows include ones exploring ways to build an engaged online community, revenue-generating journalism models, business models for community news, and templates to allow reporters to create interactive maps and 3-D graphics.

2012-13 International Knight Fellows selected

Google world map

These International Fellows include, for the first time in the program’s 47-year history, participants from Lebanon and Portugal.

A bumpy road ahead for non-profit investigative journalism

Bill Birnbauer ('93)

Despite rapid growth in the number of non-profit investigative centres in the United States, uncertainty remains over the longer-term sustainability of philanthropically funded journalism.

Alumni share successes at board dinner

Phuong Ly and Paddy Hirsch, members of the 2011 class, and Burt Herman, of the 2009 class, spoke during a dinner for the fellowship’s Board of Visitors.

2011-12 Knight-Risser Prize Symposium

Patrick Doyle and Natasha Gardner, winners of the Knight-Risser prize joined KQED’s Sasha Khokha at the annual Knight-Risser Prize symposium.

Google News founder joins board

Krighna Bharat speaks at Google headquarters

Krishna Bharat, a Distinguished Research Scientist at Google and founder of Google News, has joined the board of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University.

Is a city manager worth $800,000?

Members of the Los Angeles Times team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service discussed their stories exposing high-flying corruption in Bell, a small, poor L..A. suburb.

Denver’s 5280 Magazine wins Knight Risser Prize

“Dry Times,” a comprehensive report in Denver’s 5280 magazine on state water shortages, is the winner of the 2011 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.

Chance conversation inspires new online magazine

On Monday, Tekhne, an online magazine covering Colorado’s rapidly growing start-up community launched — barely three months after CEO and Publisher Wendy Norris finished her Knight Fellowship.

Fellows’ interactive documentary project wins Tribeca funding

A project launched last winter by two Knight Fellows is the big winner in the Tribeca Film Institute’s inaugural New Media Fund grants.

Knight fellow’s African enterprise profiled

Justin Arenstein (’11) talks about the evolution of his African news reporting cooperative in a profile on News Entrepreneurs.

Storify wins Knight-Batten grand prize

Storify, a news start-up co-founded by 2009 Knight Fellow Burt Herman, is this year’s $10,000 Grand Prize winner in the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.

JSK alum to lead Knight-Mozilla effort

Daniel Sinker

Dan Sinker, a 2008 Knight Fellow, is joining Mozilla to lead the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership.

Data ‘Vhiz’ Geoff McGhee and Bill Lane Center analyze rural newspapers

Snapshot of Interactive Map

The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford has just published an analysis of community journalism in the United States, including an interactive map showing 300 years of American newspapers.

JSK alum wins Pulitzer Prize

Mike Keefe (’89) wins editorial cartooning award.