Eight international journalists have been awarded the prestigious John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships to pursue proposals for journalism innovation at Stanford during the 2014-2015 academic year.
The selected journalists are Najia Ashar, senior anchor/producer, Geo News Television Network, Karachi, Pakistan; Carolina Guerrero, executive director, Radio Ambulante, San Francisco, California and Jiang Jing, senior editor and journalist, Science and Technology Daily, Beijing, China.
Others are Izabela Moi, editor and project coordinator, Blog Mural, São Paulo, Brazil; Dickens Olewe, website coordinator, The Star Publications, Nairobi, Kenya; Mariana Santos, interactive journalist and motion designer, International Center for Journalists, London, United Kingdom and Anh Hoà Truong, science, technology and ecology editor, Courrier International, Fontenay Sous Bois, France.
Each of them will research a range of proposals for meeting journalism’s challenges, platforms to create newsgames, drone-reporting teams in Africa, courses for improving science journalism in China, programs to increase the number of women in newsrooms with strong technology, data journalism and entrepreneurial skills, among others.
The Knight Fellowship program fosters journalistic innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Every year, 20 outstanding journalists from around the world are given resources to pursue and test their ideas for improving the quality of news and information reaching the public.
Financial support for international fellows comes from sources that include the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fund, the Enlight Foundation and Yahoo! Inc.