Our Impact

We design all of our programs to deliver maximum results. By investing heavily in monitoring and evaluating our initiatives, we show how good journalism can improve societies.

  • Barely nine months into the first year of the Knight Health Journalism Fellowships program, Chris Conte and Rachel Jones are leading projects that are increasing the quality and impact of health journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa. “The key to lasting change on the Continent lies in empowering the masses with vital information—about their leaders, their health and their environment,” Jones says.

    February 06, 2009
  • In an interview with Hungarian TV station HIR TV, shown on January 15 and 17, Fellow Paul Radu talked about the importance of investigative journalism in the battle against international corruption. Radu also discussed a new online manual he created for journalists in the Balkans to help them track corrupt businesses and organized crime across borders. While in Hungary, Radu agreed to help the Center for Independent Journalism set up the first center for investigative journalism in Budapest.

    February 03, 2009
  • Zaina Erhaim, a 24-year-old reporter for the Syria News website, has received a laptop as a prize for suggesting the name of a new online network for young Syrian journalists. The winning name: Tawasul, an Arabic word that loosely translates as “staying in touch.”

    The judging committee said they chose Erhaim’s submission from more than 100 entries because it reflected the network’s aim to be an online resource and outlet for journalists under 30.

    January 08, 2009