News from our partners

August 2021

The Brown Institute announces its 2021-2022 Magic Grants

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Magic Grant recipients.

December 2020

JSK and Big Local News award $191,500 worldwide to data journalism projects

These JSK-Big Local News Data Reporting Grants are being funded with support from the Google News Initiative.

August 2020

A new global COVID-19 map for journalists

Stanford University’s Big Local News and Pitch Interactive—with support from the Google News Initiative— have launched the COVID-19 Global Case Mapper, which makes it possible for journalists anywhere in the world to embed up-to-date visualizations of the pandemic on their sites for readers.

February 2020

Stanford researchers discuss journalism and democracy in lead up to Super Tuesday

In a complex news environment, Stanford professors urge voters to be careful consumers of political information and to think hard about where information comes from and how it reaches them.

October 2019

Shorenstein Journalism Award Winner Maria Ressa Describes Philippine Broken Information Ecosystem, Democratic Recession

“This is an existential moment for global power structures, turned upside down by technology. When journalists globally are under attack, democracy is under attack.” With these words, the internationally-esteemed investigative journalist and press freedom champion Maria Ressa, winner of the 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award, opened her keynote address at a lunchtime ceremony, held at […]

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.

April 2016

Dawn Garcia named next John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program director

Dawn E. Garcia, managing director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program at Stanford, has been named director of the program.

July 2015

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.

October 2014

Knight Foundation invests $1.8 million in John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford has received a $1.8 million investment from Knight Foundation to launch new initiatives that will strengthen fellowship curriculum and boost the program’s impact across newsrooms.

April 2014

Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford announce 2014-2015 fellows

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University announced its newest class of fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year, and a number of the journalists will focus on data-related projects.