Call for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships

Deadline: 4 December, 2019


Each year, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships selects up to 20 fellows to spend an academic year at Stanford University. During their fellowship, they have access to some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and organizations, from technology giants to hot new startups to Stanford’s 100-plus special institutes and centers.


Fellows receive a stipend of US$85,000; those with young children also receive a child-care supplement. Cost of Stanford tuition and Stanford health care is also covered. The total financial support ranges from US$95,000 to US$145,000.


Journalists who want to collaborate with others to pursue ideas for addressing the biggest challenges facing journalism can apply for a 10-month fellowship. Ideally, candidates will have at least five years of experience.


Applicants should propose a project that is focused on addressing some aspect of what we believe are the most urgent problems facing journalism:

  • Challenging Misinformation and Disinformation
  • Holding the Powerful Accountable
  • Eradicating News Deserts and Strengthening Local News
  • Fighting Bias, Intolerance and Injustice

The deadline is December 4, 2019 for international applicants and January 30, 2020 for U.S. applicants.


To learn more and apply for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, please follow the link HERE.