It’s back-to-school time, and we’re welcoming a new group of John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellows to Stanford University.
The JSK Journalism Fellowships Class of 2019 is just arriving on campus to begin their orientation. They are 17 remarkable journalism leaders from across the U.S. and around the world. They include people leading significant change at every level of journalism on five continents, from running local news startups and creating cutting-edge forms of storytelling to managing global investigative collaborations.
They will spend 10 months at Stanford and in Silicon Valley performing experiments and testing ideas on projects that address some of the most urgent issues in journalism, issues we believe lie at the core of improving the quality of news and information reaching the public: challenging misinformation and disinformation; holding the powerful accountable; strengthening local news; and fighting bias, intolerance and injustice.
We’re looking forward to seeing the work they do on their individual journalism projects, learning to collaborate on common goals as well, so their ideas may flourish into action. Here’s a look at their projects. Please reach out if you have ideas for collaborating or just having conversations with this remarkable group of fellows.
Dawn Garcia is director of the JSK Journalism Fellowships.
JSK Fellowships Class of 2019
Roman Anin | editor of investigations, Novaya Gazeta, Moscow | firstname.lastname@example.org
How might we automate some of the basic tasks in investigative journalism to give reporters more time to do meaningful work?
Peter DiCampo | photojournalist and co-founder, Everyday Africa, Seattle | email@example.com
How might we help people with opposing perspectives better communicate in today’s fractured media landscape?
Chris Horne | founder and publisher, The Devil Strip, Akron Ohio | firstname.lastname@example.org
How might we create a co-op business model for local news that improves financial sustainability, builds social capital and encourages better journalism?
Joel Konopo | co-founder and managing partner, INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, Gaborone, Botswana | email@example.com
How might journalists in emerging democracies use technology to promote transparency in political funding?
Ronny Rojas | data editor, Univision News, Miami | firstname.lastname@example.org
How might we build collaborative networks of investigative journalists to better tell the stories of people who migrate from Central America to the United States?
Tom Van de Weghe | international correspondent, VRT News, Brussels, email@example.com
How might we use technology to detect misinformation in video and implement a ratings system to rank the trustworthiness of the content?
H R Venkatesh | ICFJ Knight Fellow, New Delhi | firstname.lastname@example.org
How might news organizations collaborate on fighting disinformation in communities with multiple languages and limited access to the internet?
Marina Walker Guevara | deputy director, International Consortium of Investigative journalists, Washington, D.C. | email@example.com
How might investigative journalists use artificial intelligence to more efficiently work with big, messy data?