Tag: Stanford

by Cindy Royal

I am working to improve digital awareness and skills among journalists, journalism students and faculty by developing an open-source website with training modules that will help them learn to code. As data visualization becomes a legitimate and important means of storytelling, the demand for people with programming and data skills will increase. Journalists who understand […] more »

by JSK

The Poynter Institute’s Rick Edmonds recently cited Michelle Holmes as one of the few top U.S. newsroom editors who has a strong digital background. Holmes, a 2012 Knight Fellow, is vice president of content at the Alabama Media Group, which operates Alabama’s top website, AL.com, and three of the state’s largest newspapers, each with a […] more »

by Tayyeb Afridi

When I arrived as a Knight Fellow at Stanford, I asked the staff, “Where is Silicon Valley?” I was expecting that it would be a building like the Stanford Shopping Center, with every tech company inside. “Silicon Valley is more like a concept, driven by the spirit and curiosity to build new things,” I was […] more »

by Wilson Liévano

How can you explain a war to someone in five minutes and be sure that they would understand? There are few topics as complex as wars. Even more so in the Internet era, where readers are flooded with information (and misinformation). In the daily torrent of news, context is usually absent, which makes it harder […] more »

by Robin Evans

About 20 Knight Alumni and Fellows recently converged on a big-windowed workspace in San Francisco’s South of Market district. Sure, there was pizza and beer, but what really drew them was the chance to crunch ideas with developers working to “change media for good.” The dozen or so developers aren’t journalists. They are media entrepreneurs […] more »

by Desiree Everts

Image courtesy or the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford Fellowship programs for journalists bring their recipients a certain amount of esteem. But the most obvious benefit of becoming a Fellow is getting the chance to explore ideas for a year outside the cubicle and inside the hallowed halls of a University with ample […] more »

by Andrew Donohue

Andrew Donohue has developed a special kinship with his daughter, Maya, on father-daughter visits to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photo: Andrew Donohue So do we, like, have a desk or anywhere we have to show up during the day? This was my last burning question for my Knight Fellowships adviser, Pam Maples, as I […] more »

by Eric Westervelt

Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation offers tips on how journalists can protect themselves and their sources. Photo: Dawn Garcia Truism of the day: Your digital perimeter is not secure. You know that. The question for journalists is what can you do right now to strengthen it? Are your editors and managing editors doing […] more »

by Melissa Chan

What do you do when you know, going into your project, that it’s a losing battle — one that journalists will not win? My yearlong mission as a Stanford Knight Journalism Fellow is to try to come up with solutions to improve journalists’ digital security. The project was born from personal experience: As a correspondent […] more »

by Adriano Farano

Our startup, Watchup, has just closed a $500,000 angel round, and since creating a startup is an increasingly appealing idea to a number of journalists, I thought I should share on Idea Lab what I believe every entrepreneur should know before starting raising a first round of funding. Watchup, an iPad-only app that unleashes the […] more »