Stanford University Knight Fellowships

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Stanford University Knight Fellowships

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John S. Knight Fellowships (Professional Development/Fellowship)

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for U.S. journalists who have already done first-rate work and who have the potential of reaching the top ranks in their specialties. Focus: Journalism. Qualif.: Applicants must have at least seven years of full-time professional experience; There are no educational prerequisites; No college degree is required; must be currently working full-time as journalists: employees of newspapers, wire services, television or radio news departments, Web sites, magazines covering news, commentary, or public affairs, and full-time freelancers. Eligible journalists include those who write or edit news, commentary, or editorials; critics and reviewers, photojournalists, editorial cartoonists and supervising editors, anchors, and producers; journalism business and management executives whose decisions affect editorial quality - for example, publishers, general managers, news directors and station managers - or who are likely to be in such positions are also eligible. Such applicants must be committed to improving editorial quality in their news organizations, and not merely in improving a particular business skill or specialty. Criteria: Applicants will be evaluated by three reviewers - the Program Director, the Deputy Director, and a third experienced journalist.

Funds Avail.: $55,000. Number Awarded: 12. To Apply: Applicants must submit written essays: an intellectual autobiography, and a statement of how they propose to spend the fellowship year, indicating specific areas of study; must submit a letter from their employer endorsing their application and granting a leave of absence if chosen for a fellowship. Three letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's immediate supervisor, are required as well as work samples. Deadline: February 1.

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