Tag: fellows

by Dan Sinker

This week, as part of our search for our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows, who spend 10 months writing open code in the newsroom, we have asked others that develop in the newsroom why they do what they do. The answers — we highlighted a couple in a previous post — are still flowing in, but we [...] more »

by Dan Sinker

In less than a month, on August 16, the search for our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows will come to a close. Knight-Mozilla Fellows do amazing work — they spend 10 months embedded in newsrooms writing code to help solve journalistic problems — but they don’t do that work alone. When you become a Knight-Mozilla Fellow, you [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

RJI, or the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, has awarded 13 fellowships for the 2014-2015 school year, the largest number that it’s handed out yet. But what may be even bigger news is that six of those fellows will take part in so-called “institutional fellowships,” under which they’ll work directly with media organizations, such as [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

Following on the heels of last week’s announcement of eight new international fellows, the Knight Fellowships program at Stanford has revealed the 12 winners of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year. The program is an attempt to help decipher the future of news — and as you can see from [...] more »

by Heather Martino

#HashtagFatigue, anyone? According to Mark Luckie, manager of Journalism and News at Twitter, you should be using one — maybe two — hashtags per tweet. “It should be the subject of the tweet,” Luckie explained to Tow-Knight fellows during a recent visit to Twitter’s Midtown East office. “The more hashtags you use,” Luckie said, “the [...] more »

by Alexa Schirtzinger

Several Knight Fellows attended the recent Future of Media Conference in Palo Alto, Calif., where insights ranged from the rise of publishing “platforms” to the future of TV. The conference, organized by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, featured keynote speeches by Chas Edwards, the co-founder and publisher of California Sunday (which makes Pop-Up Magazine [...] more »

by JSK

The Poynter Institute’s Rick Edmonds recently cited Michelle Holmes as one of the few top U.S. newsroom editors who has a strong digital background. Holmes, a 2012 Knight Fellow, is vice president of content at the Alabama Media Group, which operates Alabama’s top website, AL.com, and three of the state’s largest newspapers, each with a [...] more »

by Robin Evans

About 20 Knight Alumni and Fellows recently converged on a big-windowed workspace in San Francisco’s South of Market district. Sure, there was pizza and beer, but what really drew them was the chance to crunch ideas with developers working to “change media for good.” The dozen or so developers aren’t journalists. They are media entrepreneurs [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

Image courtesy or the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford Fellowship programs for journalists bring their recipients a certain amount of esteem. But the most obvious benefit of becoming a Fellow is getting the chance to explore ideas for a year outside the cubicle and inside the hallowed halls of a University with ample [...] more »

by Dan Sinker

I’m still reeling from the amazingness that was the 2013 Knight-Mozilla Fellowship Onramping we held at the MIT Media Lab three weeks ago. Our fellowships are different than many because our fellows spend most of their time apart — they’re embedded in their host news organizations, working alongside reporters and newsroom developers — so we [...] more »