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Message From The Director

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Jay Hamilton

Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Journalism Program. Right now, work at Stanford and the broader Silicon Valley is changing the way stories are discovered, told, and transmitted.

Our program is designed to help you lead that transformation. Core courses and electives will allow you to produce work that is multimedia, data-intensive, entrepreneurial, and influenced by design thinking.

The program is rigorous: You are encouraged to pursue statistical or coding courses as your electives. It is focused: This all happens in nine months of instruction. It is small by design: We seldom take more than 15 or 16 students. It is a springboard to a career: Recent graduates are working at many of the world’s most influential media and technology companies.

I hope you’ll explore the program’s curriculum and requirements for admission on this website. I also invite you to look carefully at the brief biographies of the faculty of the Department of Communication. There is nothing more important to the quality of a curriculum than the people who teach it. You may also want to look at the Peninsula Press, our multimedia news site where students publish their work in conjunction with local media partners.

Please go to the applications page to learn about the admissions process. Helpful information for international students includes requirements on credentials for graduate study and student visa information.

James T. Hamilton
Director, Stanford Journalism Program
Hearst Professor of Communication