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Daniela Pinheiro

Daniela Pinheiro ('16)

Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow
Senior reporter, Revista Piauí, Rio de Janeiro
dvelho@stanford.edu, @danielavelho

During her fellowship, Daniela Pinheiro  has been particularly interested in experiences with media and technology and how they are reshaping the future of the news. At Stanford, she is sharpening her skills in entrepreneurship and media innovation through regular classes and full participation in seminars and conferences. Through classes at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school),  she’s gaining experience in using design-thinking methods to tackle the intricate problems many companies face. There she has worked on projects with Twitter and Mazda that focus on designing creative organizations. In the past months, she has had the opportunity to speak about her journalistic work and her fellowship year in events in New York, Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto.

Journalism Challenge

JFK cellphone footage

The key to growing new audiences will not be found by abandoning core journalism principles

Seeking to help Brazil’s legacy newsrooms focus on doing quality work and creative strategies to distribute it.

Posts by Daniela

Daniela Pinheiro

Everything is illuminated

As a JSK Fellow, everything you think about yourself, your work, your capacity to learn, to experiment — everything is disrupted.

About Daniela

Daniela Pinheiro is a senior reporter at Piauí Magazine in Brazil, specializing in political coverage. She began her career at Folha de São Paulo, the country’s largest newspaper, followed by a long period as a reporter and editor at Veja, Brazil’s largest weekly magazine. Her work has been mentioned in such media outlets as The Guardian, The Economist and The Financial Times. She has covered topics ranging from fashion to soccer (and everything else in between), traveling to many countries in Latin and Central America, and also to Qatar, Finland, Japan, France, the United States, Switzerland, Spain and South Africa. She is a four-time winner of Brazil’s Women in Press prize, and twice was awarded Brazilian journalism’s most distinguished prize, the Comunique-se Prize, as best print journalist in the country. Ms. Pinheiro is also the curator of Piauí Magazine’s International Journalism Festival, which in the past two years has featured as speakers journalists from ProPublica, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, New Republic, Vice, n+1, Vox, FiveThirtyEight and Atavist.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.