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.

John Temple named senior fellow

John Temple named senior fellow

Journalist John Temple, recognized for leading innovation and journalistic excellence in both mainstream and startup news organizations joins the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships as a senior fellow for the 2013-14 academic year.

Knight meets Matter: Innovation ideas intermingle

S.F. Bay Area Knight Alumni Meetup at Matter in San Francisco

About 20 Knight Alumni and Fellows converged on a big-windowed workspace in San Francisco’s South of Market district on a recent Thursday night.

2012 Fellow wins prestigious photo award for Lakota Sioux piece in National Geographic

Aaron Huey, 2012 Knight Fellow, wins Cliff Edom “New America” Award

The award recognizes Aaron Huey’s work on “In the Shadow of Wounded Knee,” National Geographic magazine’s cover story in August 2012.

Innovation from many corners: 2013-14 U.S. Knight Fellows selected

2013-14 U.S. Knight Fellows

This group of U.S. Knight Fellows is easily the most diversified ever, with fellows coming from daily newspapers, online publications, tech companies and even an academic institution.

Make sure your talk really motivates their walk

Stanford instructor Dan Klein, who teaches acting and improvisation – and how to give great talks.

“If you don’t get their attention in the beginning, they may not follow you to the end.” – Dan Klein, acting and improvisation instructor at Stanford.

’94 Knight Michelle Johnson named NABJ’s Journalism Educator of the Year

Michelle Johnson named NABJ Journalism Educator of the Year in 2013

“Michelle Johnson has a legacy of being an effective team member and team leader.”

Innovation from overseas: 2013-14 International Knight Journalism Fellows selected

The 2013-14 International Knight Fellows

Eight international journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships to pursue proposals for journalism innovation at Stanford during the 2013-14 academic year.

New advisors named to Knight Fellowships program

Stanford University arches

The new Board of Visitors members are Hu Shuli, Margaret Neale and Jason Seiken. The new members of the Program Committee are Sarah Stein Greenberg, George Haj and Raul Ramirez.

First immigration hackathon introduces reporters to data exploration technologies

Journalists at the L.A. Migrahack

This disconnect between good intentions and real needs can be resolved if trainers take time to observe, listen and learn about the challenges that confront journalists who work outside of the English-speaking world.

The FOIA Machine could revolutionize public records requests

Knight Talk: Djordje Padejski

The platform will gather the collective knowledge and experience of journalists and others making FOI requests, and try to learn through logic and algorithms.

Technology and up-close reporting help environmental stories make a difference

Pronghorn antelope crossing the Green River in Wyoming.

“We’re being brought closer to the lives of these organisms. It helps us understand systems in ways we never could.” — Phillipe Cohen, executive director of Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

Celebrate Harry Press: Donate to journalism funds

Harry Press at the Stanford Observer in 1971

Donations may support a summer internship for a Stanford Daily staff member, or some expenses for international Knight Fellows.

Retired Knight Fellowships leader Harry Press dies

Harry Press with Knight alumnus

He was indefatigable, and his optimism and joie de vivre were legendary. Nobody who ever met Harry forgot him.

Lessons from a news entrepreneur who just raised $500,000 for his startup

Adriano Farano

Adriano Farano says his understanding of being a news entrepreneur has grown exponentially because of his experiences these past two years in Silicon Valley.

iBooks tool helps bring scenes and smells of early San Francisco eateries to life

clifton ibook author post

I knew I had more to share than the newspaper could accommodate, but it wasn’t clear what form that might take.

Three Knight Alumni win grants for new media innovation prototypes

Kon*Fab demonstration

Knight Alumni Katy Newton, Djordje Padjeski and Andrew Haeg are among four recent recipients of Knight Prototype Fund grants.