The John S. Knight (JSK) is pleased to announce its Journalism Fellowship.
A John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship has two primary components: Exploring and testing ideas for addressing a problem in journalism that is important to you, and identifying mindsets and tools needed to become a more resilient leader and change agent.
They focus on creating a cohort experience that honors the rich diversity of the group and leads to a sense of fellowship and belonging.
Applicants must demonstrate their ability and desire to work collaboratively and respectfully with people with a range of ideas and perspectives.
- During their 10-month fellowship, they provide JSK Fellows with individual coaching, tailored workshops on leadership, a cohort of their peers, and guidance that sparks professional and personal transformation.
- Fellows also have the time and freedom to explore the resources of a world-class university. They help fellows to develop the leadership resilience and mindsets needed to effectively lead and navigate change for decades to come.
- JSK Fellows are welcomed as members of a global community working to improve journalism and gain new friendships, professional connections, and skills that will continue beyond the fellowship. They invest in each of their fellows as journalists — and as people — for life.
- They provide a stipend of $95,000, plus a housing supplement to help with your rent. In addition, for fellows with children up through high school graduation, they provide an additional supplemental payment. They also cover the cost of Stanford tuition for fellows and Stanford health insurance for fellows, spouses and children. They also help fellows find rental housing near campus.
Who they are looking for?
- They are seeking fellows who:
- Are fiercely committed to the future of journalism, in all of its messy uncertainty
- Aren’t satisfied with the “way things have always been done”
- Are eager to grow as journalists, as leaders, as people – they believe their best work and best selves are in front of them
- Embrace diversity
- Are excited about the prospect of being coached through a deep examination of their mindsets and perceptions of themselves and their place in journalism
- Like the idea of being “in fellowship” with a cohort of other journalists from varied professional and personal backgrounds
- Are ready to set aside current work responsibilities and dig into a 10-month journey of professional and personal exploration.
- Being a JSK Fellow is a full-time commitment. You will receive a monthly check, health insurance for you and your dependents, and be asked to forgo other professional work to focus on the fellowship experience.
- You will be expected to:
- Be in residence at Stanford during the academic year, from September to June
- Dedicate yourself full-time to the fellowship
- Attend weekly meetings with your cohort and biweekly meetings with your adviser as well as other occasional JSK events
- Publicly share your work and insights throughout the year
- Work collaboratively with people who offer a range of ideas, experiences and perspectives.
- U.S. and international journalists with digital-native and legacy news organizations, independent journalists, journalism entrepreneurs and journalism innovators.
- Applicants need to have at least five years of full-time professional work experience. They do not require applicants to have a college degree or experience in traditional newsrooms.
- They generally do not accept applications from people working in public information or public relations jobs, for trade and house newsletters or magazines, for government agencies, or in academic positions.
- Their fellowship does not fund or support book projects or reporting projects, and they are not a business accelerator.
For more information, visit https://jsk.stanford.edu/become-a-fellow/