Meet the Fellows
The current group of Knight Fellows showcases journalists and journalism entrepreneurs from around the world.
Class of 2014
Yahoo! International Fellowradio development manager, Internews, Peshawar, Pakistan
Challenge: A radio news agency rooted in mobile technology to provide news to Pakistan’s tribal areas.
co-founder islawmix, Oakland, California
Challenge: A model for drawing on legal academic expertise to produce informed, relevant reporting.
Challenge: Helping journalists in Myanmar use social media to verify facts, build professional networks, counteract hate speech and navigate training opportunities.
Challenge: An audio-based collaborative website to help improve transparency and access to information.
Challenge: A platform to amplify the food beat using user-generated content.
game animator, TinyCo, San Francisco, California
Challenge: An open-source toolkit for producing and distributing interactive editorial cartoons for smartphones and tablets.
Challenge: Creating sustainable networking, training and mentoring for Afghan female reporters, resulting in publication of their work in outlets with global reach.
Challenge: A digital pilot and toolkit to connect news organizations and millennials, the next generation of media consumers.
Challenge: Improve the quality of journalism in East Africa with a portal that facilitates connections and acts as an incubator of ideas among thousands of East African journalists.
Challenge: An open-source collaborative fact-checking platform, supercharged with crowdsourcing, to make fact-checking more credible.
Challenge: A platform to create pop-up, need-based publications in crisis situations.
Challenge: Understanding and visualizing complex topics through collective annotation and algorithmic analysis of current news.
Challenge: Increase visual literacy and the understanding of data visualizations by focusing on use of design and storytelling
Challenge: Developing a real-time content publishing platform optimized for mobile.
Enlight Foundation Fellow
vice director/editor/writer, Yangcheng Evening News, Guangzhou, China
Challenge: An online forum for journalists and academia to share ideas for improving journalism.
systems architect, Jana Inc., San Francisco, California
Challenge: A content-ranking platform that delivers highly relevant, personalized news content based on an algorithmic notion of authority.
Challenge: An open-source, online training platform for teaching coding and data skills to journalists.
Challenge: To use the innovative strengths and contemporary challenges of the modern alternative weekly newspaper as a platform for exploring new revenue models in local journalism.
Challenge: A website that applies indigenous perspectives and wisdom to current environmental stories and issues.
Challenge: A teaching platform that provides tools for journalists as they serve America's new "normal" demographic.