Tag: Stanford

by Wilson LiƩvano

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 »

by Adriano Farano

One of our bold beliefs here at Watchup has always been to iterate fast over users’ feedback. Watchup is a Stanford startup, incubated at StartX, the Stanford startup accelerator, and as such we always try to apply the design thinking principles to our work. The latest version 1.4 of your favorite news video iPad app […] more »

by Adriano Farano

It’s 7 a.m. You want to catch up with the news on your iPad, but you don’t want to jump from one app to another — tap here, tap there. You just want to discover the best and latest news videos in a snap. Meet Watchup. Available in Apple’s App Store, Watchup lets you create […] more »

by Chris O'Brien

I had the great privilege to be invited to sit on a panel earlier this month at the Institute of Design at Stanford to provide feedback on an effort called, “Redesigning Journalism.” I’ve been wanting to visit the “D School” for some time now. So I jumped at the chance to participate. In this case, […] more »