Nadia Trinidad gets Stanford's "Knight Fellowship"
ABS-CBN’s political reporter Nadia Trinidad has been awarded a John S. Knight Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year at Stanford University.
Trinidad is one of the eight foreign journalists who were granted the fellowship.
“This will be the first group of Knight Fellows selected based on the program's new focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Under the changes, the program is placing particular emphasis on international journalists who can have a direct impact on the development of a free press and flow of information in their countries,” the university said.
Trinidad plans to study the psychological and sociological aspects of corruption in the media and design a manual to help news organizations mitigate the problem.
During their stay at Stanford, the Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study, participate in special seminars and work on individual journalism projects.
The 2009-2010 program marks the 44th year that Stanford has offered fellowships for professional journalists. The International Fellows were selected by James Bettinger, director of the program, and Dawn Garcia, deputy director.