News & Notes
News about our program and notes from the directors.
“As more news organizations shrink, there is an increasing amount of untapped talent we hope to retain.” – Anne Kornblut
Almost from the beginning of reporting, I’m thinking about how to personify and narrafy the story. I’m doing digitizing and datafying.
JSK Director Jim Bettinger shares some news — the 2015-16 academic year will be his last as director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program.
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.
Even though it is a writing task, crafting a proposal for a grant officer can be a tough job for a journalist.
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.
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.
“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.”
At Migrahacks, we’re proving that hackers aren’t just young white men, the typical image portrayed in Silicon Valley.
Over two days a select group of leaders from U.S. news organizations stepped away from their newsrooms and moved through an active, hands-on process, each digging into a challenge they had identified as a top priority.
A noted activist, journalist, and president of the Robert C. Maynard institute for Journalism Education, Dori J. Maynard died last night at the age of 56, her life’s work still in progress.
A JSK alum offers 15 tips – 13 of them learned the hard way – for creating a successful professional collaboration.
During her JSK fellowship, she developed what eventually became the Migrahack project, trainings and hackathons about immigration data.
Google hangout video features JSK Director Jim Bettinger along with current JSK Fellow Yvonne Leow and JSK alums Latoya Peterson and Wilson Lievano.
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.
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.”
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.
Journalist Wilson Liévano spent his 2013 JSK Fellowship year exploring ways to use data animation to tell stories.
Are you ready for journalism’s future? And are you attending the 2014 National Association for Hispanic Journalists convention in San Antonio?
Two former fellows, Andy Donohue and T. Christian Miller, are on the organization’s board. Fourteen fellows will be presenting at workshops and discussions.
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.