Stanford University’s Big Local News and Pitch Interactive—with support from the Google News Initiative—created the COVID-19 Case Mapper to make it possible for local journalists and others to easily embed up-to-date coronavirus map visualizations on their websites. The map offers state and county views, with a simple interface for embedding on a site.
The virtual reality experience, Ripple: the unintended life of plastics in the sea, is now viewable at https://rippleplastic.com/. Featuring the photography of artist and conservationist Mandy Barker, the experience immerses viewers into a galaxy of garbage, to show how ubiquitous, insidious and long-lasting plastic can be in our world.
For years, Barker, a UK photographer, […]
A study of nearly 100 million traffic stops across the United States reveals that black drivers were about 20 percent more likely to be stopped than white drivers relative to their share of the residential population.
The study, the largest of its kind, also measured the disparity in stop rates before and after sunset. It […]
As local American newsrooms go through difficult times, plagued both by reduced staff and lower budgets, The Big Local News, an initiative launched by the Stanford Journalism program at Stanford University, collects, cleans and shares data so that journalists and researchers can write stories about policies that affect local communities and how institutions are […]
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How did Frontline investigate Facebook’s impacts on democracy across the globe? What is the story behind the story, including the challenges to covering a social media platform? Frontline Producers Anya Bourg and James Jacoby along with Washington Post Investigative Reporter Dana Priest discuss the processes and obstacles in examining the Silicon […]
James Hamilton looks at how presidents – past and present – have navigated relationships with the White House press corps
Last week, the White House suspended a reporter’s press credential after a tense exchange during a news conference. While some have called it an unprecedented move, Stanford communication scholar James Hamilton sees parallels to another U.S. president: Richard Nixon. In an interview with the Stanford News Service, Hamilton talks about the historical dynamic between […]
Stanford’s Big Local News program is expanding with the addition of two investigative journalists — Pulitzer Prize winner Justin Mayo and data reporter Bethney Bonilla.
Mayo comes to Stanford after 20 years with the Seattle Times, primarily working with the paper’s investigative team. Bonilla most recently worked with the investigative unit at NBC Bay […]
Stanford Journalism launches data-driven initiative to help journalists hold powerful individuals, institutions accountable
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With media outlets losing advertising revenues to digital platforms, some newsrooms no longer have the resources for investigative and public service reporting.
The inability of news outlets to perform this traditional “watchdog” role puts democracy at risk, said communication scholar James Hamilton, who is concerned about what could happen – […]
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University launched a major new initiative, the JSK Impact Partnerships, which will leverage JSK’s connections, its vast alumni network, and access to one of the world’s top universities to accelerate progress in the journalism industry to improve the quality of news and information reaching the public.
Stanford University’s Journalism Program has added two nationally known journalists to its teaching faculty: R.B. Brenner and Serdar Tumgoren.