John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship 2024–2025 in the USA ($95,000 Stipend)

Fellowship in Journalism
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : December 6, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 10460
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study Journalism
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 10 months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Stanford University John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships 2024–2025 are now accepting applications. The university is looking for journalists keen to explore, identify, and test ideas for enhancing people’s access to the news and information needed to build and sustain strong democratic communities.

Applicants should be willing to take time away from their professional duties to devote themselves to this work and the fellowship programming we’ve devised to assist them in developing the leadership resilience required in these unpredictable times.

A JSK Fellowship is a one-on-one experience supplemented with twice-weekly cohort activities, including leadership courses, skill training, and discussions with guest experts.

Aside from these duties to the cohort, fellows can decide how they use their time and address the media challenge they want to focus on. Each fellow meets with one of the JSK directors, who regularly serves as their primary adviser for the year.

They provide JSK Fellows specialized coaching, a peer group, and direction that inspires professional and personal growth throughout the 10-month fellowship. Additionally, fellows will have the time and freedom to access and study this top-tier university’s resources. In particular, they want to support people who are working to support underrepresented communities.

You may for this opportunity if you meet the following criteria:

  1. Do you want to advance as a journalist and leader and believe you will have the finest work?
  2. Are you excited to receive coaching through an evaluation of your attitude, self-perception, and place in journalism?
  3. Are you interested in gaining the right to be “in fellowship” with journalists from various professional and personal backgrounds?
  4. Seek, accept, and prioritize diversity.
  5. Are you willing to put present job obligations aside and go on a 10-month professional and personal exploration journey?
  6. Are dedicated to a career in journalism.

Key Details

  • Host University: Stanford University
  • Application Deadlines:
    • For International Students: December 6, 2023 (1 p.m. PST)
    • For US Students: January 24, 2024 (1 p.m. PST)
  • Duration: 10 Months   
  • Fellowship Period: September 2024 to June 2025                                                                                 
  • Location: USA

Benefits of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship

Selected fellows will benefit from the following items:

  • $95,000 for the stipend
  • Supplement for fellows for their living expenses 
  • Tuition fee at Stanford University
  • Health insurance for fellows, spouses, and children
  • Tips and advice about finding rental housing
  • Individual coaching and customized courses to help executives develop the resilience and mindsets required to negotiate and lead change
  • A cohort experience that is purposefully structured to promote opportunities for meaningful and long-term personal and professional relationships.

Eligibilities for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship

Applicant fellows should meet these criteria:

  • Journalists from the United States and worldwide working for digital-native and legacy news organizations, independent journalists, journalism entrepreneurs, and journalism innovators are eligible.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of five years of full-time professional journalism experience.
  • They are not required to have a college degree or previous experience working in traditional newsrooms.
  • Working as a student journalist or a summer intern is a valuable experience, but it does not count toward the five-year requirement.
  • People working in public relations or public information jobs, for trade and house newsletters or magazines, for government organizations, or in academic roles are not eligible for our program.
  • This fellowship does not fund or support book or reporting projects or function as a business accelerator.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English, but they do not need to submit TOEFL scores.


It takes a full-time commitment to be a JSK Fellow. You must give up another professional job to concentrate on the fellowship experience, get a monthly payment, and have health insurance for you and your dependents.

Fellows should:

  • Be a resident at Stanford University from September through June throughout the academic year.
  • Full-time dedication to the fellowship
  • Participate in biweekly sessions with your adviser, weekly meetings with your cohort, and other sporadic JSK events.
  • Share your ideas and efforts with the public all year long.
  • Collaborate with individuals with various opinions, ideas, and experiences.

 Required Documents

Please prepare the following application materials and submit them as part of your application:

  • Application form
  • Selfie video about 1-minute of you describing your fellowship project and why it is important to you (max. 250 MB)
  • Contact Information of 3 References
  • Work Samples

How to apply for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship?

Participants must submit their documents through the online application platform.


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