CJ Lab

June 2017

New database allows Stanford researchers to find disparities in officers’ treatment of minority motorists

We obtained data on millions of state patrol stops and found evidence that minorities are held to a double standard. The data are being shared with researchers, journalists and the public via the new Stanford Open Policing Project.

October 2016

2016 Computation + Journalism Symposium brings journalists, technologists together

The 2016 Computation + Journalism Symposium took place at Stanford on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2016.

February 2016

2016 Computation+Journalism Symposium to be at Stanford this fall

Join us in the heart of Silicon Valley for a two-day conference exploring the interface between journalism and computing.

January 2016

Racial profiling reporting project named Knight News Challenge winner

Knight Foundation announced Tuesday that an interdisciplinary data reporting project affiliated with the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab that will collect and analyze more than 100 million highway patrol stops throughout the country is among the winners of the Knight News Challenge on Data.

November 2015

Stanford’s data journalism program advances the storytelling form

Stanford Report explains how the Stanford Journalism Program is blending the power of big data with journalistic training in the craft of storytelling.

July 2015

California Civic Data Coalition named Knight News Challenge winner

Knight Foundation pledges $250,000 to boost open-source effort to ease analysis of money in state politics.