John S. Knight Fellowships @ Stanford Gives BWB Attendees a Chance to Revitalize Journalism


The John S. Knight Fellowships gives 20+ journalists a shot at creating something that will revitalize journalism — and journalists. They spend a year at Stanford, leveraging the resources of the university and Silicon Valley as they pursue their own proposals for improving journalism, nurtured by the program’s focus on journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Director Jim Bettinger will be attending the Blogging While Brown Conference, June 1-2, 2012 in Philadelphia at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Stop by the Friday evening Mix and Mingle Opening Network Event, where he will have a table. He’ll be there to tell you more and answer any questions you may have about what the program is like and how we select Fellows. He will also be available on Saturday in a Knight Fellowships conference room from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. You can also email him at if you’re interested in speaking with him during the conference.

The Knight Fellowships program offers a unique chance for personal and career transformation and the opportunity to advance the role of journalism in society Bettinger said.

"Computer visionary Alan Kay said the best way to predict the future is to invent it,” he said. “At the Knight Fellowships, we predict journalism's future by inventing it. We give Fellows a chance to re-engineer journalism: to re-invent it, retool it and re-orient it, to recognize all the new realities: economic, technological, social and demographic."

The John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University are a returning Blogging While Brown sponsor.