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.

Knight Fellows visit Google

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.

Knights demo @ Hacks/Hackers

2011 Knight Fellow Jigar Mehta

Bay Area Hacks/Hackers recently met at Stanford to check out the work some Knight Fellows have been doing this year.

The lessons of Basetrack: A conversation with Teru Kuwayama

Teru Kuwayama in Afghanistan

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.

Fellows’ start-ups in SXSW Accelerator

2011 Knight Fellow Adriano Farano

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 launches on iPhone


HearSay, a social news game developed by 2010 Knight Fellows Susanne Rust and John Duncan, has launched with an iPhone app.