Multimedia News Site: Peninsula Press


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

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

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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.

“Campaign Finance in California” (2016)


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

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

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

An interview with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (2015)

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

“Affordable housing headaches on the Peninsula” (2015)

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

“The Future of Cybersecurity” (2015)

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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.

“The Silicon Valley Fix?” (2015)

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

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

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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.

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

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

“Cattle Drive” (2014)

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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.

“Obamacare on the Peninsula” (2013)

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An in-depth reporting project and event analyzing the Affordable Care Act's local impact in Silicon Valley.