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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 — and KQED — filling a geographic niche that is often underserved by major San Francisco and San Jose news organizations.

Special Reporting Projects

Exiled: Stories of Journalists Who Are Forced To Flee

Increasing attacks on media around the globe have forced countless journalists into exile (2023)

Stanford students interview and profile reporters from around the world whose lives have been forced into exile and remain unsure when, if ever, they will be able to return.

Election 2022: San Jose Mayoral Candidates

San Jose Mayoral Candidates Face Off (2022)

Master's students interview the two candidates for the San Jose Mayoral Election in November 2022. 

Story wins The Gracies for Digital Media

Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony Sheds Light on Indigenous People’s Day (2022)

The event commemorates the 1969-1971 occupation of the island by Bay Area Native Americans and aims to celebrate the courage and resilience of Native Americans. 

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. 

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.

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.


Photo, Video, Web

“The Silicon Valley Fix?” (2015)

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

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.

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.

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.