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APPLICATIONS OPEN: John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Class of 2020


Journalists who want to collaborate with others to pursue ideas for addressing the biggest challenges facing journalism can apply for a 10-month fellowship.

Each year, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships selects up to 20 fellows to spend an academic year at Stanford University from September 2019 to June 2020, those fellows will spend their time on individual and collaborative projects. 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.

Ideally, candidates will have at least five years of experience. However, less experienced applicants who have outstanding achievements would be considered. A college degree is not a requirement. Applicants must belong to one of these categories:

  • Journalists employed by a news organization or freelance journalists.
  • Journalism entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • Journalism business and management executives.

Persons working in public information or public relations jobs, for trade and house newsletters or magazines, for government agencies, or in academic positions are NOT eligible to apply.

The deadline is December 4 for international applicants and January 31, 2019 for U.S. applicants.

For more information on how to apply, click here.