Cheryl Phillips

November 2018

Big Local News harnesses investigative journalists’ expertise to empower local newsrooms

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 […]

October 2018

Big Local News part of JSK Impact Partnerships

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.

The […]

June 2017

New database allows Stanford researchers to find disparities in officers’ treatment of minority motorists

We obtained data on millions of state patrol stops and found evidence that minorities are held to a double standard. The data are being shared with researchers, journalists and the public via the new Stanford Open Policing Project.

November 2015

Stanford’s data journalism program advances the storytelling form

Stanford Report explains how the Stanford Journalism Program is blending the power of big data with journalistic training in the craft of storytelling.

April 2015

Hearst Professional in Residence Cheryl Phillips’ work among 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

The Seattle Times was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for coverage of a deadly landslide that lecturer Cheryl Phillips had worked on.

IRE names The Seattle Times winner for investigative reporting award

The Seattle Times was named a winner for investigative reporting triggered by breaking news by Investigative Reporters and Editors for its work in uncovering negligence and cover-ups following a deadly landslide in Washington state.

September 2014

Hearst Professional in Residence Cheryl Phillips’ work among 2014 Online News Association award winners

Stanford Hearst Professional in Residence Cheryl Phillips' work covering March's Oso mudslide in Washington state -- as former data innovation editor at The Seattle Times -- was among award-winning projects at the 2014 ONA Journalism Awards.