Apply for a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships support diverse journalists from around the world who are creating solutions to journalism’s most urgent problems. We focus on helping these journalism leaders succeed as effective change agents, improving the access to information people need to create and sustain democratic communities.

A JSK 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.

We 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.

During the 10-month fellowship, we provide our JSK Fellows individualized coaching, a cohort of their peers and guidance that sparks professional and personal transformation. In addition, fellows will have the time and freedom to tap into and explore the resources of this world-class university. We are especially interested in empowering those who are working to serve underrepresented communities. 

Deadline: 2 p.m. MST on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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