JSK Fellowships names Class of 2018-19

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.

Class of 2018-2019

Roman Anin('19)

Roman Anin
Editor of investigations
Novaya Gazeta, Moscow
Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow

Akilah Johnson ('19)

Akilah Johnson
The Boston Globe, Boston

Mandy Jenkins ('19)

Mandy Jenkins
Storyful, New York

H R Venkatesh ('19)

H R Venkatesh
ICFJ Knight Fellow
New Delhi

Marina Walker Guevara ('19)

Marina Walker Guevara
Deputy director
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Washington, D.C.

Chris Horne ('19)

Chris Horne
Founder and publisher
The Devil Strip, Akron, Ohio

Peter DiCampo ('19)

Peter DiCampo
Photojournalist and co-founder
Everyday Africa, Seattle

María Florencia Coelho ('19)

María Florencia Coelho
New media research and training manager
La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Knight Latin American Fellow

Tom Van de Weghe ('19)

Tom Van de Weghe
International correspondent
VRT News, Brussels

Geraldine Moriba ('19)

Geraldine Moriba
President and executive producer
Moriba Media, New York

Benjamin Petit ('19)

Benjamin Petit
Photojournalist and co-director
#Dysturb, New York

Katie Palmer ('19)

Katie Palmer
Senior editor
Wired, San Francisco

Cécile Prieur ('19)

Cécile Prieur
Deputy editor
Le Monde, Paris

Ronny Rojas ('19)

Ronny Rojas
Data editor
Univision News, Miami

Sarah Shourd ('19)

Sarah Shourd
Freelance journalist
Oakland, California

Joel Konopo ('19)

Joel Konopo
Co-founder and managing partner
INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, Gaborone, Botswana

Laura Hertzfeld ('19)

Laura Hertzfeld
Journalism 360, Online News Association, Santa Monica, California