News & Notes
News about our program and notes from the directors.
At the Knight Fellowships we urge our fellows to resist the temptation to focus narrowly on the innovative projects they are pursuing here because creativity, inspiration and break-through moments often come out of the most unexpected places.
Webby founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain believes the Internet will bring about right brain-left brain harmony.
Adriano Farano is ready to own the news video market on mobile. And he says a good dose of “Stanford DNA” and a Knight Fellowship lead the way.
I think of blogging, like journalism, as a verb, not a noun. People blog and people commit acts of journalism, and those who are adept at one have something to learn from the other.
The rise of state media in Ecuador is frightening enough, but what really scares Jorge Imbaquigno is the increased assault on journalists.
Veterans of digital news explore the relationship between social media and reporting. Symposium video is now available on C-SPAN.
Joan Úbeda’s documentary “The Light Bulb Conspiracy” has been a wild success, winning awards and enlightening citizens across the globe.
Proposals by the Fellows include ones exploring ways to build an engaged online community, revenue-generating journalism models, business models for community news, and templates to allow reporters to create interactive maps and 3-D graphics.
These International Fellows include, for the first time in the program’s 47-year history, participants from Lebanon and Portugal.
Despite rapid growth in the number of non-profit investigative centres in the United States, uncertainty remains over the longer-term sustainability of philanthropically funded journalism.
Phuong Ly and Paddy Hirsch, members of the 2011 class, and Burt Herman, of the 2009 class, spoke during a dinner for the fellowship’s Board of Visitors.
Patrick Doyle and Natasha Gardner, winners of the Knight-Risser prize joined KQED’s Sasha Khokha at the annual Knight-Risser Prize symposium.
Krishna Bharat, a Distinguished Research Scientist at Google and founder of Google News, has joined the board of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University.
Members of the Los Angeles Times team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service discussed their stories exposing high-flying corruption in Bell, a small, poor L..A. suburb.
“Dry Times,” a comprehensive report in Denver’s 5280 magazine on state water shortages, is the winner of the 2011 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.
On Monday, Tekhne, an online magazine covering Colorado’s rapidly growing start-up community launched — barely three months after CEO and Publisher Wendy Norris finished her Knight Fellowship.
A project launched last winter by two Knight Fellows is the big winner in the Tribeca Film Institute’s inaugural New Media Fund grants.
Justin Arenstein (’11) talks about the evolution of his African news reporting cooperative in a profile on News Entrepreneurs.
Storify, a news start-up co-founded by 2009 Knight Fellow Burt Herman, is this year’s $10,000 Grand Prize winner in the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.
Dan Sinker, a 2008 Knight Fellow, is joining Mozilla to lead the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership.
The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford has just published an analysis of community journalism in the United States, including an interactive map showing 300 years of American newspapers.