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Offer: John S. Knight Fellowship...

Applications are now open for the 2012-2013 John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University from qualified journalists and journalism entrepreneurs from around the world including the US for 20 Fellowships. There are upto nine fellowships available for international candidates and twelve fellowships for candidates from the US.

This fellowship provides the fellows with resources to pursue and test their ideas for improving the quality of news and information reaching the public. The university works closely with the fellows, to help them make the most of the amazing creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that are synonymous with Stanford University and Silicon Valley. The result: A win-win situation for the fellows — and for journalism.

Applicant Categories

Applicants should fall into one of these categories (or some combination of them):

Full-time journalists

Full-time journalists who are eligible include those who write or edit news, commentary, or editorials; critics and reviewers, photojournalists, editorial cartoonists and supervising editors, anchors, and producers. They may be working for newspapers, wire services, television or radio news departments, web sites, magazines that cover news, commentary or public affairs, or as full-time freelance or independent journalists.

Journalism entrepreneurs and innovators

Journalism entrepreneurs and innovators who are eligible include those whose work or proposals have the potential for great journalistic impact.

Journalism business and management executives

And journalism business and management executives who are eligible include those whose work influences editorial quality, such as publishers, general managers, and station managers.

Eligibility and Selection

Applicants are expected to have at least seven years of full-time professional experience, but those applicants may also be considered who have outstanding achievements but with lesser experience. There are no educational prerequisites. No college degree is required.

Special attention is being paid to countries where the obstacles to this goal may be more acute than in the U.S. because of government or other powerful forces opposed to free expression.

The program is seeking journalists from countries where the news media can work as a significant agent of change, both in nurturing a free press and fostering innovation. At the same time, the university will continue to seek international journalists from countries with a more robust press, especially those who would focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Monetary Provisions

Fellows receive a stipend of $60,000 plus supplemental allowances for housing, childcare, health insurance, books, equipment and moving expenses. The program pays Stanford tuition for each Fellow.

Last date for submission of applications for US applicants is February 1, 2012

Last date for submission of applications for applicants from other countries is December 1, 2011

For more information, visit this link http://knight.stanford.edu/application/

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