Knight Foundation will give $6 million for the high-impact Knight International Journalism Fellowships program run by the International Center for Journalists. Eric Newton, vice president of Knight's journalism program, explains what's unique about the Fellows this way: 'The fellows train the journalists who write the stories that move societies to improve the lives of their people.' And they do it all over the world.
Next year, Knight Fellows will launch:
- New investigative units at leading news organizations in the Middle East.
- A Web site that will map citizen reports on corruption so that Panamanian journalists can expose abuses.
- A new online association in India dedicated to improving transparency, making government data easily available to journalists for the first time.