New group of Knight Alumni wins grants for journalism prototypes

Marie-Catherine Beuth prototyping

Two recent Knight Fellows, Marie-Catherine Beuth and T. Christian Miller, are among the winners of $35,000 Knight Prototype Fund grants.

2014-15 John S. Knight International Journalism Fellows named

Selected Countries of 2015 International Fellows

They will research a range of proposals for meeting journalism’s challenges, such as platforms to create newsgames and drone-reporting teams in Africa.

JSK team launches Venezuela Decoded to help make sense of conflicting accounts – experienced journalists blending reporting and curated social media to track the truth in an avalanche of information.

Knight managing director Dawn Garcia honored for commitment to diversity

“First as a reporter and then as an editor, and now with the Knight Fellowships, Dawn Garcia has fought to include Latinos.”

Knight Fellows’ challenges: your feedback wanted

Monument to Change as it Changes

Our fellows have taken on big journalism challenges — the kind of problems we all want solved. Now, they want your feedback to help them refine their work.

What our application numbers tell us


The total number of applicants for next year is 490. That’s the most ever — an increase of 55 percent from last year’s 316 applications.

Advice for innovating in established newsrooms: Get used to messy

Michelle Holmes in the headquarters of the Alabama Media Group

2012 Knight Fellow Michelle Holmes shares insights about leading the digital transformation of long-established newsrooms.

Dan Archer: Never underestimate the power of collaboration

Dan Archer sketching during a reporting trip

Comics journalist Dan Archer discusses his project documenting human trafficking and the impact of his 2011 Knight Fellowship on his work.

Jim Bettinger Talks Diversity Strategies with the Maynard Institute

Jim Bettinger Interviewed by Dori Maynard

Knight Fellowships director Jim Bettinger on how the program rethought its approach to diversity and widened its network to get results.

Application questions and answers from JSK alums

Keli Dailey, Claudia Núñez and Phuong Ly

Director Jim Bettinger and former JSK fellows give advice and answer your application questions.

Digital First editor shares insights on changing the culture of legacy newsrooms

Digital First Editor-in-chief Jim Brady

Much of changing the culture of a legacy newsroom to go digital first is not about day-to-day journalism, but about changing the whole structure, says Jim Brady.

Knight-Risser Symposium focuses on barriers to environmental reporting

Sacramento Bee series on predator controls gone wild wins Stanford prize for western environmental journalism.

What is the state of investigative reporting in an era of limited resources and crackdowns on confidential sources?

Sahar Ghazi helps lead Global Voices, using lessons from Stanford

2011 John S. Knight Fellow Sahar Ghazi Knight

What happens when a journalist gets to step out of their usual environment and immerse themselves in a 10-month fellowship at Stanford with other journalists and news entrepreneurs from all around the world?

JSK managing director discusses the importance of diversity in journalism

Listen to excerpts from a discussion with Knight Fellowships Managing Director Dawn Garcia and 2013 Knight Fellow Adriana Garcia about the challenges and opportunities that diverse and growing Hispanic audiences present for U.S. news media.

Knight alumni multimedia project explores bilingual learning

Alumni billngual learning learning project up for ona award

Alumna Deepa Fernandes, a radio reporter, looks to the web first to present some surprising news about bilingual education. founder taps into humankind’s innate creativity

David Kelley

Breaking down barriers is at the heart of the ideology that founder David Kelley has used to help Stanford students as well as Fortune 500 companies innovate more effectively.

How Stanford’s president sees the challenges ahead

Stanford President John Hennessy

Is higher education working? A simple yes or no was not on the table for Stanford University President John Hennessy.

Fellows and Alums collaborate at the Chicago Migrahack

Chicago Migrahack

The Chicago Migrahack brought together journalists, developers, designers, nonprofits and the community to create projects using open data on immigration, code and technology.

JSK Reunion: Who Says Investigative Reporting is Dead?

2006 Knight Fellow Karen de Sá

2006 Knight Fellow Karen de Sá talks about keeping the torch lit at the San Jose Mercury News.

JSK Reunion: What’s Up with the Knight Fellowships?

Knight Fellowships Director Jim Bettinger, interviewed by 2007 Knight Fellow Andrea Bernstein, WNYC/New York Public Radio

Where the program has been, where it is now and where it might be heading. Director Jim Bettinger, interviewed by 2007 Knight Fellow Andrea Bernstein.

JSK Reunion: Knight Fellows Through the Decades

Knight Fellows Through the Decades

PJFs and Knight Fellow alumni talk about the impact the fellowship had on their career and life.