Program News

November 2018

Big Local News harnesses investigative journalists’ expertise to empower local newsrooms

Stanford’s Big Local News program is expanding with the addition of two investigative journalists — Pulitzer Prize winner Justin Mayo and data reporter Bethney Bonilla.

Mayo comes to Stanford after 20 years with the Seattle Times, primarily working with the paper’s investigative team. Bonilla most recently worked with the investigative unit at NBC Bay […]

October 2018

Stanford Journalism launches data-driven initiative to help journalists hold powerful individuals, institutions accountable

Story originally published by Stanford News 

With media outlets losing advertising revenues to digital platforms, some newsrooms no longer have the resources for investigative and public service reporting.

The inability of news outlets to perform this traditional “watchdog” role puts democracy at risk, said communication scholar James Hamilton, who is concerned about what could happen – […]

Big Local News part of JSK Impact Partnerships

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University launched a major new initiative, the JSK Impact Partnerships, which will leverage JSK’s connections, its vast alumni network, and access to one of the world’s top universities to accelerate progress in the journalism industry to improve the quality of news and information reaching the public.

The […]

September 2018

Brenner and Tumgoren Bolster Stanford’s Focus on Public Affairs Reporting

Stanford University’s Journalism Program has added two nationally known journalists to its teaching faculty: R.B. Brenner and Serdar Tumgoren.

October 2017

Journalists and academics tout collaboration benefits during Mind to Mind Symposium

At the Mind to Mind Symposium, held at Stanford University Oct. 2017. Journalists talk about collaborating with professors and students at universities to access and produce data at an unprecedented level of depth.

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.

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.

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.

June 2016

Stanford journalism students tell stories using 360-degree video

Stanford journalism students are using cutting-edge, 360-degree video cameras and production software to tell stories in an immersive story form.