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Multimedia News Site: Peninsula Press

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Peninsula Press is home to the local reporting our students do in our local Silicon Valley communities: Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Their work is often picked up by media partners — SFGate.com and KQED — filling a geographic niche that is often underserved by major San Francisco and San Jose news organizations.

Special Reporting Projects

A screenshot of a CalMatters' story about vaccine mandates at CA school districts
School District Vaccine Mandates

As LA schools backtrack on COVID vaccine, dozens more districts push to mandate it (2022)

Master's students looked at how at least 40 California schools have tried to implement their own vaccine mandate ahead of the state mandate.

Zoom Group Shot
Interview with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

San Jose isn’t meeting its housing construction goals, Liccardo says (2021)

Master's students interview San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo about housing, the VTA light rail system and other municipal issues.

Photos of students from around the world who spoke about their pandemic experience
The Undertold

A collection of international stories by Stanford journalism students studying Foreign Correspondence (2020)

Stanford's Foreign Correspondence course examines how the world was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

athletes
Audio, Video, VR/360, Web

“Immersive Bay – Sports in 360-degree video” (2016)

In a series of 360-degree immersive videos, students used 360-degree cameras to feature Stanford students and alumni who take you inside their sports and hobbies.

California
Data, Web

“Campaign Finance in California” (2016)

A data-driven report on California's varied election filing practices.

homes
Audio, Photo, Video, Web

“Silicon Valley’s Cost of Living Crisis” (2015)

Students' Fall 2015 reporting focused on the high cost of living in Silicon Valley and its societal impacts.

Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto)
Photo, Video, Web

An interview with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (2015)

Master's students interviewed Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) in her Palo Alto office about a variety of issues affecting the Bay Area.

Buena Vista Park
Audio, Photo, Web

“Affordable housing headaches on the Peninsula” (2015)

Students reported on Silicon Valley's struggle with having sufficient affordable housing options.

binary numbers
Photo, Video, Web

“The Future of Cybersecurity” (2015)

An in-depth report on cybersecurity, produced on the same day of President Obama's visit to campus for the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection.

 

conference
Photo, Video, Web

“The Silicon Valley Fix?” (2015)

Reporting about Silicon Valley's aging infrastructure, lack of affordable housing, and gender and diversity problems.

biker
Audio, Photo, Video, Web

“Tired of being bumped, Caltrain bike commuters push for more space” (2014)

RTDNA awarded Carolina Wilson (MA ’15) with a 2015 Student Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of growing bike commuter traffic in the Bay Area.

stores
Photo, Video, Web

“Living in Silicon Valley: Profiles of communities in transition” (2014)

Master's students produced a special in-depth report about three Silicon Valley communities in transition.

local warming
Design, Photo, Web

“Local warming: Climate change comes home to the Peninsula” (2014)

Students in Tom Hayden's environmental journalism course produced a special in-depth report about climate change in the Bay Area.

Cattle Drive
Audio, Design, Photo, Video, Web

“Cattle Drive” (2014)

Student Matt Hansen (MA '14) reported, produced and coded an interactive storytelling project about the search for land, food and open space on Silicon Valley's coast.