Faculty News

February 2017

Stanford faculty discuss President Trump and the media

Stanford faculty discussed press freedom, the emergence of fake news, journalism ethics, media economics and the overall challenges of reporting on the new administration.

October 2016

Director Jay Hamilton publishes book on economics of investigative reporting

"Democracy's Detectives" explores the economics of investigative reporting and the potential of computational journalism.

August 2016

Stanford Journalism Program’s guide to using virtual reality for storytelling — dos & don’ts

Geri Migielicz and Janine Zacharia write best practices and ideal scenarios for using VR/360-degree technology in storytelling that emerged from our inaugural immersive journalism class at Stanford.

July 2016

Gary Pomerantz’s sports journalism course teaches skills applicable across beats, fields

Now offered for the eleventh year in Winter 2017, lecturer Gary Pomerantz’s specialized writing and reporting course on sports will continue to prepare students with valuable communication skills.

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.

April 2015

Hearst Professional in Residence Cheryl Phillips’ work among 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

The Seattle Times was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for coverage of a deadly landslide that lecturer Cheryl Phillips had worked on.

IRE names The Seattle Times winner for investigative reporting award

The Seattle Times was named a winner for investigative reporting triggered by breaking news by Investigative Reporters and Editors for its work in uncovering negligence and cover-ups following a deadly landslide in Washington state.

September 2014

Hearst Professional in Residence Cheryl Phillips’ work among 2014 Online News Association award winners

Stanford Hearst Professional in Residence Cheryl Phillips' work covering March's Oso mudslide in Washington state -- as former data innovation editor at The Seattle Times -- was among award-winning projects at the 2014 ONA Journalism Awards.

June 2014

Dan Nguyen joining Stanford Journalism Program as lecturer

Dan Nguyen, a leading developer in the field of data journalism, will join the Stanford Journalism Program as a Lecturer in the Department of Communication. He will start teaching in fall 2014 and will help develop the opening of the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab.

April 2014

The Seattle Times’ Data Innovation Editor Cheryl Phillips joining Stanford Journalism Program as lecturer

Cheryl Phillips, an award-winning journalist with The Seattle Times, will join the Stanford Journalism Program as a Lecturer in the Department of Communication. She will start teaching in fall 2014 and will help develop the opening of the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab.