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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 2024-2025

JSK names U.S. journalism fellows for 2024-2025
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships names seven U.S. fellows who will work toward solutions to urgent and systematic problems in journalism. They join six international fellows previously named in the class of 2024-25.

Become a fellow

Each year, we bring together up to 20 fellows from around the world to spend 9 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