Based at Stanford University in Northern California, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships supports diverse journalists from around the world who are creating solutions to journalism’s most urgent problems.
We focus on helping these journalism leaders succeed as effective change agents, improving the access to information people need to create and sustain democratic communities.
JSK and Big Local News award $191,500 worldwide to data journalism projects
11 grants will fund stories about the COVID-19 pandemic
Michael Bolden named to senior leadership role at The San Francisco Chronicle
JSK Managing Director will be newsroom’s Director of Culture and Operations
Become a fellow
The novel coronavirus pandemic has exposed systemic failings in many of society’s institutions, including journalism. To help address this, we created the John S. Knight Community Impact Fellowship — a remote model that allows our fellows to remain in their communities and conduct experiments to help close information gaps for people of color.
To learn more about the 2020-2021 JSK Community Impact Fellows, please visit our Fellows page.
Benefits of a fellowship
We provide fellows with a monthly stipend, virtual access to the resources of a world-class university, and connection with a global network of innovative JSK alumni.
JSK Community Impact Fellows are eligible to apply for a residential JSK Fellowship in future years.
Applying for a fellowship
We are not accepting submissions at this time, and we have not set a timeline for our return to a residential fellowship model because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. You can learn more about our JSK Community Impact Fellowship program on the Become a fellow page.
The directors set the strategic direction for the program and provide guidance for fellows and alumni.