Are you a journalist who has an innovative idea to help build a new future for journalism?

Would you like to 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?

Are you a journalist or journalism entrepreneur who wants to gain new skills and broaden your perspectives while

collaborating with a group of 20 top-notch journalists from around the world?

Apply for the 2014-15 class of John S. Knight Journalism Fellows at Stanford University.

The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to draw on the richness of knowledge and experience at Stanford University and in Silicon Valley. Several financial benefits are also included:Stipend: $65,000 (paid in 10 monthly installments, September through June)

Tuition: We pay this directly to Stanford for you.

Books, research and equipment allowance: $4,000 (may be used for laptops, digital cameras, recorders, software, books, research fees or payments, web design, fees for non-Stanford courses and workshops and travel expenses related to the fellow’s innovation proposal.)

Housing supplement (total for the year):

  • $3,000 to single fellows, married fellows and those with domestic partners who are not bringing children.
  • $10,000 for fellows with one child
  • $13,000 for fellows with two or more children

Childcare supplement (total for the year):

  • $12,000 for one child under age 5
  • $9,000 for each additional child under age 5
  • $6,000 for each child ages 5 to 17

Health insurance supplement: Ranges from approximately $3,600 for the year for single fellows to $8,190 for a couple with two or more children, which covers the cost of Stanford health insurance.

Moving supplement:

  • $2,000 to $4,000 to fellows living in the United States, depending on family size
  • $3,000 to $6,000 to fellows living outside the United States, depending on family size

Other benefits:

  • Access to some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and organizations, from technology giants to hot new start-ups to Stanford’s 100-plus special institutes and centers.
  • Opportunities to join classes taught by top-notch Stanford professors and instructors in a wide range of specialties. It is not uncommon for classes to be taught by people who also are working in the private sector.
  • A rich intellectual and cultural campus life, including live theater, music and dance performances and special lectures and events.
  • Fellowship social events where everyone can get to know one another. A number of  these events also are open to fellows’ children, including two expenses-paid weekend trips to Sonoma and Monterey Bay.
  • Spouses and partners are eligible to take classes and attend fellowship seminars just as the fellows do. Fellows’ children can attend excellent Palo Alto-area schools.
  • Enthusiastic inclusion of spouses, partners and children in the fellowship life. They often reap their own tremendous benefits from the year.
  • Exposure to the incredible diversity of world views, experiences and cultural traditions that 20-plus fellows from all over the world bring to the program.
  • New friendships, professional connections and entrepreneurial skills that will continue beyond your 10 months with us.


  • Full-time journalists: Those who write or edit news, commentary, or editorials; critics and reviewers, photojournalists, editorial cartoonists and supervising editors, anchors, and producers. They may be working for newspapers, wire services, television or radio news departments, web sites, magazines that cover news, commentary or public affairs, or as freelance or independent journalists.
  • Journalism entrepreneurs and innovators: Those whose work or proposals have the potential for great journalistic impact.
  • Journalism business and management executives: Those whose work influences editorial quality, such as publishers, general managers, and station managers.

The deadline for international applications is Dec. 1, 2013

Apply Here