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.
The Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy held its second regular meeting at the Stanford Alumni Center on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
How are data science, computer algorithms and artificial intelligence changing the newsroom?
At the Mind to Mind Symposium, held at Stanford University Oct. 2017. Journalists talk about collaborating with professors and students at universities to access and produce data at an unprecedented level of depth.