Posted in Education, journalism

Conference Call: How To Become A Knight Journalism Fellow

The  John S. Knight Journalism Fellows at Stanford University is actively seeking a more diverse talent pool and is reaching out to journalists of color for its 2014-15 class.

To that end, the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force, along with the Asian American Journalists Association and the National Hispanic Journalists Association will hold a conference call on Tuesday, Nov. 19  at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the application process with Director Jim Bettinger. Also on the call will be  one current and two past Knight fellows:

  • Keli Dailey, currently a 2013-14 fellow, was most recently the lead food writer for U-T San Diego. Her first real job was with a food bank, which introduced her to socio-political issues tied to nourishment. Her first press pass came from the Los Angeles Times. She has covered politics in San Antonio, community news in Calaveras County, Calif., and, as a freelancer writer and photographer, has done stories on Belarus’ elections and American streets named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A native Texan, Dailey earned two bachelor degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Phuong Ly is executive director of the Institute for Justice and Journalism, which seeks to improve media coverage of social justice issues through trainings, journalism fellowships and digital projects. One of IJJ’s most acclaimed programs is Migrahack, hackathons on immigration data that bring together journalists, programmers and community members. Ly was a 2011 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, where her projects included founding California Immigration Journalists, a networking group of more than 80 members, and developing media training for nonprofits serving immigrants. As a reporter for the Washington Post, she wrote award-winning stories about immigrant communities. She also has worked as a consultant to nonprofits and as a regular contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and
  • Claudia Núñez is an investigative journalist and the force behind MigraHack, a data visualization network on immigration data that brings journalists, programmers and community members together. She began to develop MigraHack while a 2012 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. As an award-winning reporter, Núñez specialized in immigration and U.S.-Mexican border issues, working for National Geographic, La Opinión, the largest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the United States, and the Mexican States Editors Association. In 2008, she was named Latina Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Hispanic Publications. She currently serves as the Spanish-language Web editor for Human Rights Watch.

To join us, please call 1-267-507-0240, and use the code 878554. The call will be recorded and made available for those who can’t join live.  Please feel free to email your questions to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT com.

Posted in Innovation, multimedia journalist



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