Tag: Stanford

by Lope Gutiérrez-Ruiz

There isn’t a single answer to my challenge of making city data engaging and useful for citizens. During my research, however, I arrived at some insights I hope will help move the conversation about open data forward. We have to flip the open data model: Current “open data” solutions are built based on what data […] more »

by Dickens Olewe

After seeing how Kenyan journalists cover flood stories, I was convinced that drones — also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — could be useful. Journalists could deploy them to get aerial views of what was happening on the ground instead of risking their lives using rickety boats to do their reporting. I also thought […] more »

by T. Christian Miller

After working on many data stories over the years, I’ve figured out a good set of best practices that I wanted to share. It’s not the only way, but it’s been the best way for me to tell a story with data. Step 1: Digitize I can’t emphasize this enough. These days, I try to […] more »

by Charla Bear

After studying innovation in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), the Graduate School of Business, and Stanford’s School of Engineering, I’ve learned that one of the first things journalists need to be experimental is a reason to do so. That’s not as simple as it sounds given the demands of the job (deadlines, accuracy, […] more »

by Djordje Padejski

Many journalists trying to advance their innovation ideas look for grant money. Even though it is a writing task, crafting a proposal for a grant officer can be a tough job for a journalist. We have a tendency to use our charismatic storytelling skill, but grant writing is not creative writing. It’s not poetry. Ideas […] more »

by Meg Dalton

How do we engage Brazil’s emerging middle class? Can we leverage technology to empower women in newsrooms? What can we do to support the growing field of professional media freelancers? These are just a few of the questions the newest cohort of fellows hopes to address as part of Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism […] more »

by Zena Barakat

Meetings are dreadful. They last too long. There’s a lot of talking and not a lot of doing. They’re often dominated by the loud naysayers in the room. So when I heard a piece on NPR about how bad meetings are taking up more of our workdays, I felt validated. I did the modern-day equivalent […] more »

by Cordelia Hebblethwaite

Journalists are a cynical bunch — we don’t like crap content. And social media is full of it. So why am I writing a guide for journalists on how to use social media more effectively in reporting? I’ve been asking myself that question a lot recently. Every time I come across a story about a […] more »

by Beatrice Motamedi

Video produced by GSS senior editor Veronica Vargo during the Global Student Square production day. Six-second videos. Listicles, not narratives. Crawls, feeds and pins. Photos we snap and share; then they vanish. Retweets and reblogs, not reading. Analytics, but no analysis. What do millennials want? All of the above, or something else? A recent NiemanLab […] more »

by Jeremy Hay

I’m an outsider trying to work inside a community to launch its own local news organization, the success of which will depend largely on it being organic to the community. I tell people the news service will be here in East Palo Alto. At other times, I say it will be there. I stand in […] more »