Hearst Professor of Communication, Director of the Journalism Program, Stanford University
James T. Hamilton is the Hearst Professor of Communication and the Director of the Journalism Program at Stanford University. His books on media markets and information provision include “All the News That’s Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News” and “Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism.” He is a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Economic Policy Research and affiliated faculty at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Through research in the field of computational journalism, he is exploring how the costs of story discovery can be lowered through better use of data and algorithms. Previously, Hamilton taught at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.