Life of a Fellow
Dispatches from current fellows about their Stanford experience.
During a recent trip to the East Coast, Knight Fellows spoke with newsroom leaders in New York and Washington, D.C., about tactics for innovation.
In a disrupted news landscape, local publications need to think like startups: try things, fail fast, and remember that life is a prototype.
Fellows spent a Saturday asking people in San Francisco two fundamental questions: In this digital age, how do you get your news, and why?
When South Sudan descended into violence, Knight Fellow Kennedy Jawoko had to pivot. The result is a new collaboration between Fellows.
At Stanford’s Future of Media Conference, Knight Fellows talked with digital media entrepreneurs and industry leaders about the future of journalism, TV, mobile media, and much more.
My Art in the Streets class has provided me with new insights for my journalism challenge.
Riptide authors, Twitter execs, and internet luminaries discussed the convergence of journalism
“Always be connected,” Smith told Knight Fellows yesterday. “Social media is a lifestyle.”
Students in Pakistan have new ideas but kill them when they think of the resources they will need. Others think there is nothing new to create.
Life at Stanford as a husband and father is a little different from roaming The Farm as a single, wet-behind-the-ears freshman in 1992.
During my year as a John S. Knight Fellow, I developed a news animation studio that produces videos that explain complex topics in five minutes or less.
The tree “made me think of my Spanish grandma. … her love poured especially into the fig jams she prepared at the end of every summer.”
Only a fraction of the thousands of small companies vying to attract venture capital make it to the next level. For media companies, the bar is even higher.
What I think makes Stanford special is its commitment to frame these courses as project-based efforts to find real solutions.
Here in the Knight Fellowship, I don’t necessarily work less than I did at my job. I work different.
Rachel Swarns describes what she learned when she explored First Lady Michelle Obama’s family tree.
“From both the linear (movies, TV, news) and that interactive side, we’re learning to grow together a little bit.” – Noah Falstein, game designer
My aim is to research existing and emergent tools that identify digital manipulations to help media vet and verify images before publishing.
“Looking for finding new ways to do what I do was really attractive. The full-time job here is to look at ways to disrupt and innovate.”
How do we bridge the digital divide? And can technology be leveraged to find users who are not in the market for news and information?
“Writing is part of being a doctor. I write to understand what I am thinking, to reflect on what happened.” – Abraham Verghese