Applications are now being accepted for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships for its Class of 2020. The fellowships are open to candidates from around the world to work on ideas to address the most urgent problems facing journalism.
Successful applicants will spend their time on individual and collaborative projects to address these challenges. Fellows will also participate in special workshops and weekly events, explore the abundant resources on the Stanford campus and in Silicon Valley, and have the option of sitting in on classes. 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.
Applicants should propose a project that is focused on addressing some aspects of the most urgent problems facing journalism including challenging misinformation and disinformation, holding the powerful accountable, eradicating news deserts and strengthening local news and fighting bias, intolerance and injustice.
Fellows will explore a range of issues in pursuing their projects, such as audience engagement, data science and new business models, and may leverage technology of all kinds, including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Applicants must demonstrate their ability and desire to work collaboratively and respectfully with people with a range of ideas and perspectives. Fellows who arrive at Stanford with more questions than answers, and who are open to having their assumptions and ideas challenged are welcome.
To qualify, U.S. applicants must have at least seven years of full-time professional experience; international applicants must have at least five years of experience. Less experienced applicants who have outstanding achievements may be considered but applicants need not necessarily have a college degree.
Categories of applicants sought for this Fellowship are: journalists employed by a news organization or freelance journalists; journalism entrepreneurs and innovators and journalism business and management executives.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jsk.stanford.edu/