Are you a journalist who has an innovative idea to help build a new future for our field? You could spend 10 months experimenting, testing and creating your idea, leveraging the many resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley — and get paid to do so.
Through Jan. 15, the Knight foundation is accepting U.S. applications for the 2014-15 class of John S. Knight Journalism Fellows at Stanford University. Applications are done online (The international application period closed on Dec. 1).
This is not a traditional sabbatical-style fellowship program. Knight is striving to re-engineer journalism by focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Great candidates for the program are people who want to create something that will help other journalists as well as themselves, or who are seeking new leadership roles in existing news organizations.
Salary is $65,000 plus supplements for housing, childcare and health insurance as well as moving and research/equipment expenses. Expect this to be a transformative year, one that changes thinking, career paths and lives. It often is also a transformative year for spouses and partners of fellows, who are welcomed as Knight Affiliates to attend Knight Fellowship seminars and Stanford classes. Children of Knight Fellows can attend excellent Palo Alto-area schools.