How to be smart about collaborations: Check this checklist first

Michelle Holmes at a JAWS conference panel

A JSK alum offers 15 tips – 13 of them learned the hard way – for creating a successful professional collaboration.

Claudia Núñez: Break routine, take the first step, lose fear

Migrahack

During her JSK fellowship, she developed what eventually became the Migrahack project, trainings and hackathons about immigration data.

Answers to some common JSK application questions

Application questions google hangout

Google hangout video features JSK Director Jim Bettinger along with current JSK Fellow Yvonne Leow and JSK alums Latoya Peterson and Wilson Lievano.

JSK gets support from the Knight Foundation for new initiatives to help journalism

Fellows participate in a brainstorming exercise.

We’re launching new initiatives over the next year to amplify and extend our program’s impact, with funding support from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation.

JSK Fellow talks about winning prestigious Latin American award for media innovation

Carolina Guerrero, a 2015 JSK Fellow, is the winner of one of Latin America's most prestigious media awards.

When Radio Ambulante launched three years ago, not many people thought there was an audience for its long-form journalism, said co-founder Carolina Guerrero. It now has 100,000 listeners a month. “Our audience is hungry for more content.”

JSK Alumni at #ONA14 in Chicago

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A number of former and current fellows, as well as JSK program staff, were in Chicago last week at the Online News Association’s 2014 Conference, one of the premier gatherings for digital journalists.

10 things you need to know when producing a data animation for a newsroom

Wilson Liévano animation workshop

Journalist Wilson Liévano spent his 2013 JSK Fellowship year exploring ways to use data animation to tell stories.

JSK Alumni at #NAHJ14 Convention

NAHJ

Are you ready for journalism’s future? And are you attending the 2014 National Association for Hispanic Journalists convention in San Antonio?

JSK alumni at #IRE14 conference

IRE 2014

Two former fellows, Andy Donohue and T. Christian Miller, are on the organization’s board. Fourteen fellows will be presenting at workshops and discussions.

Re-engineering Journalism 2014: How JSK Fellows’ visions get real

Re-engineering Journalism Control Room

We believe that Fellows hold in their hands the power to create a future for journalism that is brighter and more vibrant than its past.

John Temple on Silicon Valley’s lessons for journalists

Jim Bettinger interviews John Temple

Journalist John Temple and Knight Fellowships Director Jim Bettinger briefly discuss Temple’s impressions and experiences as a senior fellow in the Knight Fellowships.

U.S. Knight Fellows for 2014-15 announced

Stanford University Campus

Twelve U.S. journalists and innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2014-15 academic year.

Re-engineering Journalism: 20 Visions from the 2014 Knight Fellows

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Join us this year, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 5, at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

New group of Knight Alumni wins grants for journalism prototypes

Marie-Catherine Beuth prototyping

Two recent Knight Fellows, Marie-Catherine Beuth and T. Christian Miller, are among the winners of $35,000 Knight Prototype Fund grants.

2014-15 John S. Knight International Journalism Fellows named

Selected Countries of 2015 International Fellows

They will research a range of proposals for meeting journalism’s challenges, such as platforms to create newsgames and drone-reporting teams in Africa.

JSK team launches Venezuela Decoded to help make sense of conflicting accounts

Venzuela Decoded helps make sense of the news with accurate reporting, daily summaries, timelines and biographies of important players.

Venezueladecoded.com – experienced journalists blending reporting and curated social media to track the truth in an avalanche of information.

Knight managing director Dawn Garcia honored for commitment to diversity

Dawn Garcia received a CCNMA: Latino Journalists of America Career Achievement Award for her commitment to increasing diversity in news coverage, news hiring and in the selection of Knight Fellows at Stanford.

“First as a reporter and then as an editor, and now with the Knight Fellowships, Dawn Garcia has fought to include Latinos.”

Knight Fellows’ challenges: your feedback wanted

Monument to Change as it Changes

Our fellows have taken on big journalism challenges — the kind of problems we all want solved. Now, they want your feedback to help them refine their work.

What our application numbers tell us

Applications

The total number of applicants for next year is 490. That’s the most ever — an increase of 55 percent from last year’s 316 applications.

Advice for innovating in established newsrooms: Get used to messy

Michelle Holmes in the headquarters of the Alabama Media Group

2012 Knight Fellow Michelle Holmes shares insights about leading the digital transformation of long-established newsrooms.

Dan Archer: Never underestimate the power of collaboration

Dan Archer sketching during a reporting trip

Comics journalist Dan Archer discusses his project documenting human trafficking and the impact of his 2011 Knight Fellowship on his work.