Life of a Fellow
Dispatches from current fellows about their Stanford experience.
Increasingly in today’s online world, it seems that in order to be heard, one must also be seen. As one student pointed out, if you remain anonymous online, you won’t be taken seriously.
No one’s idea is a failure. But translating an idea into a real world solution takes action, teamwork, buy-in, testing, etc. Failure is part of that process. The trick is to get some traction first.
Consequences of a new generation of digital products and services where personal and social dimensions melt together to put every person at the center of the game.
For years there’s been rumbling discontent among journalists about the way media organizations take pains to look after their staffers when they’re caught in the line of fire, but often fail to provide support to the locals who make it possible for those staffers to get the story.
Here in the Knight Journalism Fellowship, despite many differences, we fellows proceed together. The sharing and mutual support is such a joyous part of the experience that no one feels alone while looking over the rail into the chasm of unknowns.
Let me try to inject a few baseline facts and a little Stanford-style hope into the dialogue about NPR, public radio, and the pursuit of trustworthy journalism.
Apparently the taxpayer-funded bailout of Wall Street has dulled our sense of moral outrage as well as our pocketbooks. It certainly makes it more convenient to dispatch with the corporate news industry’s feigned interest in public welfare
I launched an exploratory survey to discover how journalists are getting their most important work done in an age of shrinking resources.
Can we tell the story of the Egyptian revolution with the same tools that helped share it with the world in real time?
Knight Fellow Dan Archer recently spoke with Stanford journalism students about visual storytelling.
Pulse founders Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari created the visual news reader last spring as students in the Stanford d.school’s Launch Pad class.
In this short video, Soderberg discusses her project that will allow citizen journalist to report to their local newsroom whats happening in their neighborhood.
After 20 amazing years with the news agency as a foreign correspondent, bureau chief and manager, I saw the next phase of my career: A journalist who would advocate for the empowerment of women and girls.
Here’s February knocking on the door and I’m wondering where all my carefully chronicled Knight exploits have gone. So here’s my attempt to sum up what’s happened over the last few weeks at Stanford.
In this short video, Knight Fellow Seda Muradyan discusses her dream of launching a social news game to encourage citizen journalists in Armenia.
Adriano Farano spoke to the Knight Fellows last night about his experience starting the multilingual European news website CaféBabel.
Stanford’s d.school urges us to work up some ideas, sketch them out on a few pages and start road-testing them. And if those ideas suck, try some others – after all, the only way to find out what works is to ideate, ideate, ideate.
I was sitting at my laptop in the center atrium of Stanford’s design school when I spotted my professor, Bernie Roth. He gave me a serious look: “I hope you’re not thinking.” “No, no, no,” I assured him, shuffling some papers in an effort to create some semblance of activity. Yep, here at one of the world’s most prestigious universities, …
Design thinking is a mindset and a process. One that roughly follows the path of Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test.
I’m going to post pages from my sketchbook from some of the lectures I attend this semester. Last night’s was part of the Liberation Technology series and featured Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain discussing the ethical pitfalls and perils of crowdsourced jobs.
Every day I’d get emails or see flyers or hear about a lecture by some famous person, a film screening, a seminar by a leading economist, an art showing or a luncheon that would be great to go to. Except I had class.