Two journalists in Latin America named International Knight Fellows

Nine journalists from around the world, including two who work in Latin America, have been named 2011-2012 International Knight Fellows, the Knight fellowship program announced. The U.S. fellows will be announced May 2.

As recipients of the International John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University, the fellows will pursue projects emphasizing journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Among the fellows are Jorge Imbaquingo, managing editor of Diario Hoy in Quito, Ecuador, and Judith Torrea, a freelance journalist and blogger in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Imbaquingo is focusing on implementing a technology platform that will allow access to documents on corruption in Ecuador. Torrea will work toward developing models, based on citizen journalism, to improve coverage of drug trafficking in Mexico.

Other fellows hail from Spain, Uganda, Afghanistan, China, Egypt, Serbia, and Austria.

See here for more information about the fellowship application process.

Also, read about the experiences of current Knight Fellows in the blog Knight Garage.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.