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John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University - Applications open through Dec. 4

December 4th, 2017 All Day

Each year, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University brings together up to 20 fellows from around the world to explore solutions to the most urgent problems facing journalism. If you aspire to be a leader who can help reimagine and transform journalism, you should apply for the program. Applications are now open through Dec. 4, 2017. You can start an application at any time and return later to complete it before the deadline (but start working on getting three professional letters of reference now!).  

From September to June, JSK Fellows spend their time on individual and collaborative projects and have the option to sit in on classes, while also participating in special workshops and weekly events, and exploring the abundant resources on the Stanford campus. Stanford is home to some of the leading initiatives in journalism and communication, including the Computational Journalism Lab, the Virtual Human Interaction Lab and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. The program enthusiastically includes spouses, partners and families in fellowship life.

For the 2018-19 class, applicants should pursue questions that fall within the topics below. (The questions below are examples; you should propose an original question):

  • Challenging Misinformation and Disinformation  How might journalists use social listening tools to identify and counter misinformation?
  • Holding the Powerful Accountable – How might journalists build collaborative networks to better track the financial dealings of political leaders in developing countries?
  • Eradicating News Deserts and Strengthening Local News  How might news organizations engage neighborhood groups in helping disseminate information people need to fully participate in their communities?
  • Fighting Bias, Intolerance and Injustice – How might journalists use artificial intelligence to detect bias in how municipal governments deliver services to local residents?

The program does not award fellowships to support:

  • Reporting projects.
  • Academic research projects.
  • Book projects.
  • Startups and founders seeking a business accelerator experience.

Are you ready? You need to meet a few eligibility requirements. Also, read this post with more details on benefits of being a JSK Fellow and tips for creating a successful application.

Follow @JSKstanford on Twitter for the latest. Please email Mary Beth Boch, the JSK Fellowships selection and resources administrator, with questions, at [email protected]. And don’t forget to apply by 11:59 p.m. PT Dec. 4, 2017.