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Empowering and defending journalism change agents around the world

Based at Stanford University, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships empowers diverse journalism leaders to succeed as effective change agents, sustain democratic communities and defend press freedom around the world.

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JSK names U.S. journalism fellows for 2023-2024

JSK names U.S. journalism fellows for 2023-2024
The U.S. fellows are veteran and emerging journalism leaders from big and small newsrooms; they are entrepreneurs and investigative data journalists, documentarians, nonprofit innovators and public media journalists. They will come to Stanford University for 10 months to explore and test practical solutions to urgent and systemic problems facing journalism.

JSK 10th Alumni Reunion & Conference this July

JSK 10th Alumni Reunion & Conference this July
Back on campus after pandemic postponement.

Become a fellow

Each year, we bring together up to 20 fellows from around the world to spend 10 months at Stanford University working on solutions to the most urgent problems facing journalism. If you aspire to be a leader who can help reimagine and transform journalism, apply to our program. If you want to learn more about partnering with us or wish to support our work through philanthropy, please reach out to one of our directors or email  

Learn more about our program on the Become a fellow page.


The directors set the strategic direction for the program and provide guidance for fellows and alumni.

About Dawn Garcia
Dawn Garcia
About Pam Maples
Pam Maples
managing director
About Alberto B. Mendoza
Alberto B. Mendoza
managing director