News & Notes
News about our program and notes from the directors.
Joan Úbeda’s documentary “The Light Bulb Conspiracy” has been a wild success, winning awards and enlightening citizens across the globe.
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.
These International Fellows include, for the first time in the program’s 47-year history, participants from Lebanon and Portugal.
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.
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.
Patrick Doyle and Natasha Gardner, winners of the Knight-Risser prize joined KQED’s Sasha Khokha at the annual Knight-Risser Prize symposium.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
A project launched last winter by two Knight Fellows is the big winner in the Tribeca Film Institute’s inaugural New Media Fund grants.
Justin Arenstein (’11) talks about the evolution of his African news reporting cooperative in a profile on News Entrepreneurs.
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.
Dan Sinker, a 2008 Knight Fellow, is joining Mozilla to lead the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership.
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.
Mike Keefe (’89) wins editorial cartooning award.
The Knight Fellows recently visited Google, where they swapped ideas and shared a meal with Googlers. A video report from Fellows Di Pinheiro and Hugo Soskin.
Bay Area Hacks/Hackers recently met at Stanford to check out the work some Knight Fellows have been doing this year.
Kuwayama discusses lessons learned and what’s next for Basetrack, which abruptly lost its embedded status last month. Military officials subsequently determined that Kuwayama’s team did not violate security rules as was initially suggested.
Current and recent Knight Fellows will take center stage next month at SXSW Accelerator to pitch their interactive products that are finalists in the third annual start-up competition.
HearSay, a social news game developed by 2010 Knight Fellows Susanne Rust and John Duncan, has launched with an iPhone app.