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July 2019

Stanford Journalism alums launch immersive experience featuring Mandy Barker photography

The virtual reality experience, Ripple: the unintended life of plastics in the sea, is now viewable at https://rippleplastic.com/. Featuring the photography of artist and conservationist Mandy Barker, the experience immerses viewers into a galaxy of garbage, to show how ubiquitous, insidious and long-lasting plastic can be in our world. 

For years, Barker, a UK photographer, […]

March 2019

Stanford Open Policing Project analyzed data from nearly 100 million traffic stops in the US

A study of nearly 100 million traffic stops across the United States reveals that black drivers were about 20 percent more likely to be stopped than white drivers relative to their share of the residential population.

The study, the largest of its kind, also measured the disparity in stop rates before and after sunset. It […]

Data driven journalism for local newsrooms: it’s possible!

As local American newsrooms go through difficult times, plagued both by reduced staff and lower budgets, The Big Local News, an initiative launched by the Stanford Journalism program at Stanford University, collects, cleans and shares data so that journalists and researchers can write stories about policies that affect local communities and how institutions are […]

November 2018

James Hamilton looks at how presidents – past and present – have navigated relationships with the White House press corps

 

Last week, the White House suspended a reporter’s press credential after a tense exchange during a news conference. While some have called it an unprecedented move, Stanford communication scholar James Hamilton sees parallels to another U.S. president: Richard Nixon. In an interview with the Stanford News Service, Hamilton talks about the historical dynamic between […]