Stanford University John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, USA


December 01, 2015


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The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships is seeking journalists and journalism entrepreneurs to join us in creating the future of journalism.

We’re now accepting applications for the 2016-17 JSK Fellowships. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2015.

What makes a great JSK Fellow? A passionate belief that the challenges facing media today provide opportunities to redefine journalism and create a more informed, connected and empowered public.  People who have a bias toward action, who make things happen. If you’re looking for a sabbatical, we’re not the program for you.

Each year, we select about 20 journalists and journalism innovators from the United States and around the world and bring them together for 10 months at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Successful applicants have identified and articulated a specific journalism challenge they want to address. We encourage and challenge them to let go of old assumptions and learn new ways of thinking and working — while remaining true to one of our core missions: to improve the quality of news and information reaching the public. 

The JSK experience has proven to be transformative for many of our fellows, both professionally and personally. We include fellows’ families in fellowship life.

Diversity of background, experience and viewpoints is a fundamental value of our program. We are seeking a pool of applicants who are diverse in all ways: race, ethnicity, gender, media background, region of the country, regions of the world, perspectives and life experiences. If you don’t see someone exactly like you on the list of recent fellows, don’t assume that you shouldn’t apply. Maybe it’s your turn to be a JSK Fellow.

Interested in applying? Learn a lot more about the JSK Fellowships in the Become a Fellow, Meet the Fellows and Journalism Challenges sections of our website. Ask for advice from one of our alumni. A complete listing of our fellows, by class year, is in the Meet the Fellows section of our website.

Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! If you have questions, email us at

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October 14, 2015