The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University has announced the 12 chosen journalists for its competitive program in the 2014-15 academic year.
The new fellows include at least three journalists who are planning on tackling projects centered around data: Gopher Magazine/In-House Int’l’s Lope Gutiérrez-Ruiz wants to create “an open platform to collect, process and distribute performance data about cities”; The Press Democrat’s Jeremy Hay wants to make “a digital dashboard that will facilitate data-based poverty reporting, making it more intuitive and driving increased coverage”; and North Base Media’s Yvonne Leow wants to build “a tool that visualizes a newspaper’s historical data to help journalists better cover their communities.”
Read the full list and announcement on the JSK Stanford website.
The fellowship program also chose eight international journalists to join its 2014-2015 program. Mariana Santos of Costa Rica will work on a journalism challenge pertaining to data journalism: “A training and support program to increase the number of women in Latin American newsrooms with strong technology, data journalism and entrepreneurial skills.”