Our faculty bring a combination of industry expertise and academic accomplishment to the classroom, from The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Seattle Times, the San Jose Mercury News, Bloomberg News and ProPublica.
JAMES T. HAMILTON
Director, Stanford Journalism Program
Hearst Professor of Communication
Director, Undergraduate Studies in Communication
jayth [at] stanford [dot] edu
—A leader in the field of media economics, author of “All the News That’s Fit to Sell.”
—Helping to develop the field of computational journalism, especially through lowering the cost of
story discovery with better use of data and algorithms.
—Currently researching books on the market for investigative reporting and (with Fiona Morgan) the information lives of low-income individuals.
THEODORE L. GLASSER
glasser [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Author or editor of several books on the role of journalism in society, including, with James Ettema, “Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue.”
—Member and former chair of the board of directors of The Stanford Daily Publishing Corporation, which publishes Stanford’s student newspaper.
—Currently working on a book chapter (with Ph.D. and law school student Morgan Weiland) on the unfortunate divide between press ethics and press law.
Professor of the Practice, Earth Systems
thayden [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Director of Stanford’s Master of Arts in Earth Systems, Environmental Communication Program.
—Co-editor of the “The Science Writers’ Handbook,” and a leading educator in communicating science and environmental topics in the public sphere.
—Over 15 years as a national-level science and environmental journalist and author, as a staffer at Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report, and freelance for publications including National Geographic, Wired, Smithsonian and many others.
gkramon [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Editor at The New York Times for almost 30 years, who has worked on numerous enterprise projects, including about the dangers of distracted driving; the safety and environmental hazards of sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks; and the overlooked problem of concussions among young athletes.
—Reporters whom he has supervised and edited have won 10 Pulitzer Prizes and have been finalists for the Pulitzer 25 times.
—A Stanford alumnus (1975), who also teaches a business writing course, “Winning Writing,” at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
cmlarson [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Studies transformations in work and culture wrought by the digital economy.
—Before returning for a Ph.D. at Stanford, she worked as a journalist, focusing primarily on business, technology and the workplace.
—Her award-winning commentary and reporting have been published in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The American Prospect.
Hearst Professional in Residence
gerim [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Emmy Award-winning serial innovator in photojournalism and visual storytelling, exploring new multimedia tools and ways of engaging audiences from print to web and mobile platforms.
—Producing a documentary, “The Cannon and the Flower” — the project website features audience engagement tools using photos submitted via Instagram and responses choreographed to Chopin.
—Recently judged multimedia for Pictures of the Year International and The White House Press Photographers Association contests, and juried both photojournalism and multimedia for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism
dun [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Expertise in public affairs journalism, programming and visual design.
—Most recently was the Head of Data for Skift in New York.
—Previously a news application developer at ProPublica, where he led the development of several of the investigative newsroom’s most well-known online projects, including Dollars for Docs and the Bailout Tracker.
Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism
cephillips [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Expertise in storytelling with data, investigative reporting and editing, computational journalism tools and platforms.
—Worked at The Seattle Times for over a decade, where she twice worked on Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news coverage and twice was on teams that were Pulitzer finalists.
—Served for 10 years on the board of directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), including a term as IRE president.
GARY M. POMERANTZ
garyp1 [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Spent nearly two decades at at The Washington Post and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, writing about sports, culture, politics, and serving on the AJC’s editorial board.
—His first book, “Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn” (1996), was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. His fifth and most recent nonfiction book, “Their Life’s Work,” was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.
—National radio and TV appearances: The CBS Early Show, CNN Sunday Morning, ESPN’s SportsCenter, NFL Live, and Outside the Lines, the BBC World Service’s “Outlook” and NPR’s “Morning Edition,”
“All Things Considered” and “Talk of the Nation.”
ptaubman [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Served as New York Times Washington bureau chief, Moscow bureau chief, deputy editorial page editor.
—Specialist in national security affairs: covered the CIA, NSA, State Department and other agencies.
—Author of “Secret Empire, Eisenhower, the CIA and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage” (2003) and “The Partnership, Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb” (2012).
Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication
Chair, Department of Communication
fturner [at] stanford [dot] edu
—A historian focusing on media technology, Silicon Valley and American culture since World War II.
—Author of several books, including “From Counterculture to Cyberculture” and “The Democratic Surround.”
—Deeply interested in the mechanics of long-term cultural change, in the U.S. and abroad.
wheaton [at] thefirstamendment [dot] org
—Founder and Senior Counsel at the First Amendment Project, the only public interest law firm in the nation exclusively devoted to protecting those who exercise their First Amendment rights.
—Also teaches Journalism Law & Ethics at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
—Awards/Recognitions: Attorney of the Year (Constitutional Law) by the California State Bar’s California Lawyer magazine; and by the Playboy Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists (Nor.Cal.) Freedom of Information Committee (twice), and the Ecology Law Quarterly at Berkeley Law School.
Carlos Kelly McClatchy Visiting Lecturer
zacharia [at] stanford [dot] edu
—Former Washington Post foreign correspondent and diplomatic correspondent for Bloomberg News.
—Spent nearly two decades reporting on Israel and the Palestinians and the Middle East.
—Writes commentary for Slate.com, San Francisco Chronicle about foreign affairs and the media.
Meet our staff:
Stanford Journalism Program Administrator and Peninsula Press Managing Editor
vram [at] stanford [dot] edu
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