Premium Times' editor, Mojeed, wins prestigious Knight fellowship at Stanford

Premium Times Managing Editor, Musikilu Mojeed

Premium Times editor and multiple award-winning journalist, Musikilu Mojeed, has earned a coveted place as one of the eight global fellows to undergo this year’s prestigious John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University.

Mr. Mojeed, a recent Ford Foundation Fellow, is a product of The City University of New York’s [CUNY] Graduate School of Journalism. He was selected for the Knight award from what was described as ‘record number of international applicants’ numbering 234. He is the only African on the fellowship.
“The Knight Fellowships program received a record number of international applicants for this academic year’s class – 234, up from 222 the previous year,” Robin Evans, the fellowship’s outreach & marketing manager, said in a press statement on Thursday.
Mr. Mojeed cut his reportorial teeth as an intern at the Nigerian Tribune and has had stints at other leading publications in the country like The News magazine, Tell magazine, and The Punch newspaper. His most recent affiliation was NEXT, the flagship investigative newspaper, now defunct, where he served as enterprise editor.
He will join the other seven scholars from across Europe, Asia and the Americas for the nine-month fellowship beginning September.

Read full fellowship announcement below.



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  • Adeolu Ademoyo

    Congratulations Mr. Mojeed. God Bless you and your works. Despite the challenges facing our dear country, Nigeria and continent Africa, our job is to always make our country and continent proud and shine through our works. My advice? Do not let pessimism deter you and us. Pessimism is a potential challenge given the enormity of our country and continent’s problems. But have faith and remain focused and remain committed to standards, excellence, public and private ethics, and the lifting of our country and continent for our children and the next generation and the world at large.
    “God Bless you plenty” and “more “girisi” (grease) to your elbow” as we say back home in Nigeria.

  • Femi Abbas

    Though a journalist of about three decades, I have never been privileged to meet Muskilu Mojeed in person. Nevertheless, I have keenly followed his professional track record and I see him as a highly talented goal getter consistently rising on the ladder glory. I am surprised that he won the award in reference here. He is eminently qualified for it as he remains one of the few competent Nigerian journalists now in the field. If he concentrates fully on professionalism his height will not be limited by the sky. He surely belongs to the firmaments beyond the sky. Congratulations! I wish you greater heights in life.
    Femi Abbas

  • Demolaakinlabi

    I am not surprised, Mr. Mulkilu Mojeed has always been good professionally, having opportunity to work together at Tell Magazine gives me opportunity to say confidently that something new in Nigeria Journalism is coming out soon.