Three John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships alumni recently described the ongoing impact of the year they spent at Stanford working on projects in innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Phuong Ly and Paddy Hirsch, members of the 2011 class, and Burt Herman, of the 2009 class, spoke during a dinner for the fellowship’s Board of Visitors, current Knight fellows and guests from the university and Silicon Valley.
Herman is co-founder of Hacks/Hackers, which now has meet-up groups in cities worldwide, and Storify, a social news startup. Ly founded Gateway California, a platform to connect journalists to immigrant communities. Hirsch has used design thinking tactics and ideas he developed here to help launch new initiatives at Marketplace, where he is a senior producer.