A diverse group of journalism innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world will make up the 2018-2019 class of John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellows at Stanford University. Dawn Garcia, director of the JSK Fellowships, announced the new class Monday morning.
“Our next class of fellows includes people leading significant change at every level of journalism, from engaging members of the public through exceptional reporting projects, to running local news startups, to managing global investigative collaborations,” Garcia said. “They represent the breadth of the industry, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them and their families to our network. The resources of Stanford and Silicon Valley will supercharge their ideas, and make them even more effective at helping quality news and information reach the public.”
The class includes journalists who have co-founded popular initiatives that help independent photojournalists reach audiences directly, who have produced successful theatrical productions of journalistic work, who are experimenting with cutting-edge forms of storytelling, and who have played key leadership roles in the digital transformation of journalism on five continents. The group includes fellows from Argentina, Belgium, Botswana, France, India, Russia and the United States.
Beginning in September 2018, the fellows will spend 10 months at Stanford working on projects that address some of the most urgent issues in journalism. The fellows will perform experiments and test ideas that challenge misinformation and disinformation; hold the powerful accountable; strengthen local news; and fight bias, intolerance and injustice, while sharing their work with the broader industry.