Fellow finds microfunding can have macro impact

Beatrice Motamedi attended a meeting of  UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication, which funds media innovators around the world. photo: Beatrice Motamedi

Now that my JSK fellowship is almost over, the funder I’ll remember most is the first one I found. His check for $317.96 helped students attend the first production day for my project.

Storify: JSK Festival of News Innovation #Newsfest

JSK Festival of News Innovation map

On Monday, May 18, we hosted our first JSK Festival of News Innovation where our 2015 fellows showed the work they are doing to help journalism. The hall was packed for this fun, interactive evening. Here are some highlights.

Elevating the News with drones

JSK Fellows Sam Stewart and Dickens Olewe at the drone conference

A group of more than 100 journalists and technologists gathered in Berkeley recently for the first-ever conference focused specifically on the use of drones in reporting.

U.S. journalists named 2015-16 JSK Fellows

The 2016 U.S. JSK Journalism Fellows

The journalists chosen represent a wide range of experience, from established newspapers and broadcast networks like the Washington Post and Southern California Public Radio to newer ventures like Vox and Re/code.

What I learned about digital news archives

Women standing in a picket line reading the newspaper.

I interviewed dozens of historians, archivists, librarians, journalists and executives, who care about preserving the news, but no one has it quite figured out.

International JSK Journalism Fellows named for 2015-16

The 2016 JSK International Fellows

“We’re really excited about this group of international fellows,” said JSK Director James Bettinger. “We think they’re going to have a major impact on journalism in their home countries.”