Life of a Fellow
Dispatches from current fellows about their Stanford experience.
How can we produce high quality journalism, and reduce costs, with less income (subscription fees and advertising revenue), and fewer talented people? Because of this serious and contradictory situation, a computational approach is being aggressively pursued.
Working on a quality score for publishers and authors is an effective way to mine quality from the web — and to fight fake news. To do this, we need to find, combine and weight the right “signals”.
“Call a food cart to school”, “Invite a famous chef to school”, “Have a potluck party” “Make a field trip to local farmers”…ideas overflowed one after another and the whiteboard was covered by a number of post-its immediately.
Of course the “Equality State” should welcome refugees and immigrants. We pride ourselves as neighborly and eager to offer a “hand up” rather than a “hand out,” as the saying goes.
“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only MAKE.” It is this message that inspires an entrepreneurial spirit.
In the long arc of our industry, this is the time when collaboration emerges as more than just a thing newsrooms do as a luxury or a novelty.
Los Angeles Times Review of Books interview with JSK Fellow Juan Pablo Meneses.
It’s time consuming, labour intensive, and a constant work in progress.
There is a need for platform such as Medium. Its only way up is monetizing quality using a two-sided, paid-for system.
Comics let me jump into worlds where I can stay submerged for hours: no need to come back up for the practical things like air and discourse.
Some people’s phones are filled with photos of their families, of their friends, of beautiful landscapes, of adorable pets. My phone is a museum of rage-inducing mobile experiences.
Setting aside the need to fix its current PR nightmare, Facebook has no objective interest in fixing its fake stories problem.
“Write your eulogy by next Monday! Please take this seriously, otherwise your partner will be unable to work!” That was my first task in a Stanford University class.
Local media and the Age of Trump
First, value your audience. Then think about how to treat them.
How can we make sure that we don’t keep repeating the same mistake? Collaboration.
The Post would rightly reject any suggestion that it is of low editorial quality. And yet the screenshots of the Post’s article pages on mobile hew much closer to what you would expect of a “tabloid”, in the pejorative sense.
A young Native American man stood on the outdoor stage before a melancholy crowd at Stanford’s White Memorial Plaza on Thursday evening. He tilted his head back and broke the silence with a shriek.
To cherish each other we must strive to understand each other.
You’ve missed so many stories because you didn’t have the diversity and perspective in your newsrooms that would have helped you understand this election better.
I share, with many Americans, the feeling that our next presidents’ campaign was fueled on racial divisiveness and the coded language of hate that has been part of the national dialogue since the days of Nixon’s Southern Strategy.