Pubmedia journalists among 13 awarded U.S. Knight Journalism Fellowships

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The 13 U.S. journalists just awarded John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships to pursue proposals for journalism innovation at Stanford University during the upcoming academic year include several with public-media ties. Barbara Allen, a producer/engineer at Chicago’s WTTW-TV, will develop a transmedia platform to allow audiences to virtually experience historical events; Andrew Donohue, editor of the nonprofit news outlet Voice of San Diego, will create sustainable investigative news projects built around crowd-sourcing, transparency and narrative storytelling; Latoya Peterson, a former Public Media Corps fellow and editor and owner of Racialicious.com, will work to democratize communication and societal participation through the multimedia and text capabilities of mobile technology; and Eric Westervelt, Berlin correspondent for NPR News, will create a digital international news platform using all aspects of new media.