News

July 2020

Journalism professor Janine Zacharia reviews ‘Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth’

One of the most consequential unknowns is whether future presidents will believe they can lie with impunity, or if Donald Trump’s relentless mendacity will be an anomaly.

“Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President’s Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies” encapsulates the duplicity we’ve been subjected to these past 3½ years in a […]

April 2020

Big Local News, Pitch Interactive Launch COVID-19 Case Mapper

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.

March 2020

Journalists must understand provenance, motivation when reporting disinformation, Stanford researchers urge

Two Stanford scholars discuss strategies for reporters and editors to write about disinformation, leaked material and propaganda in a responsible and timely way.

Rebele Symposium: Meet the Press

The 2020 Rebele Symposium – held the day after Super Tuesday – focused on swing-state coverage of the presidential election and featured reporters from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida.

February 2020

Stanford researchers discuss journalism and democracy in lead up to Super Tuesday

In a complex news environment, Stanford professors urge voters to be careful consumers of political information and to think hard about where information comes from and how it reaches them.

A Conversation about the New York Times 1619 Project

Michael Bolden, Managing Director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford moderated a discussion with the writers of the New York Times' 1619 Project.

October 2019

Shorenstein Journalism Award Winner Maria Ressa Describes Philippine Broken Information Ecosystem, Democratic Recession

“This is an existential moment for global power structures, turned upside down by technology. When journalists globally are under attack, democracy is under attack.” With these words, the internationally-esteemed investigative journalist and press freedom champion Maria Ressa, winner of the 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award, opened her keynote address at a lunchtime ceremony, held at […]

AP’s DataKit: Helping teams collaborate efficiently

Data projects have many moving parts, and coordinating all the pieces can be challenging even for one enterprising journalist, let alone an entire data team simultaneously pushing on multiple fronts.

To help bring sanity to their workflow, the Associated Press developed DataKit, a simple command line tool for setting up and syncing data analysis projects. […]

July 2019

Stanford Journalism alums launch immersive experience featuring Mandy Barker photography

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, […]

March 2019

Stanford Open Policing Project analyzed data from nearly 100 million traffic stops in the US

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 […]