We’re passionate about storytelling + data.
Right now, work at Stanford and the broader Silicon Valley is changing the way stories are discovered, told, and transmitted. We are part of that transformation, empowering students to produce work that is multimedia, data-intensive, entrepreneurial, and influenced by design thinking.
Learn about our master’s program
Finding the hidden stories in data.
We love storytelling. And at a time where data is everywhere, we’re training students to have the tech know-how to discover stories using data skills and how to effectively tell those stories using multimedia.
What you’ll learn in our classes
Beat Reporting and Source Building
In News Reporting class, Rachel Oh (MA ‘21) followed the effects of California’s gig economy law. Unlike other news outlets, Oh looked at the impacts of the law on people who fall outside of what people normally see as gig economy workers. Oh spoke with truckers, pet sitters, translators and other independent contractors who were impacted by the law.
You’ll build skills in the latest storytelling and data tools, including:
- Advanced spreadsheet techniques
- Twitter API
Faculty with newsroom and academic expertise
Our faculty bring a combination of industry expertise and academic accomplishment to the classroom, from The Associated Press, Bloomberg News, the San Jose Mercury News, The Seattle Times and The Washington Post.
A launchpad to newsrooms across the globe
Stanford Journalism alumni are in newsrooms, media organizations and tech companies throughout the world, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Fast Company, The Verge and Google News.
Application for the Stanford Journalism Program now open
The online application for graduate study is open for 2024-2025 entry.