Stanford University has announced the newest group of John S. Knight Journalism Fellows and only the second class chosen under the program's new emphasis on journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Knight Foundation spoke with Program Director Jim Bettinger about how the changes to the program, announced in 2008, have impacted the fellows and their work.
The 2010-11 John S. Knight fellows will study a range of topics facing the future of news, civic engagement, developing new multimedia storytelling approaches, as well as creating tools to broaden information about immigrant populations and promote freedom of speech. The twenty journalists in this year's program will include, for the first time, professionals from Cuba and Armenia.
Stanford's Knight Fellowship program is funded by the'Knight Foundation.
--Marly Falcon, Knight Foundation contributing blogger