The Pivot


How might we improve access and credibility in historically-underserved communities: Diversity, audience engagement, and impact?

Artificial Intelligence and Education


How AI can serve as the subject of an investigation or as a reporting tool for journalism.

Promoting Transparency and Trust in Journalism


How the careful use of creative tools can strengthen storytelling.

What we talk about when we talk about local

The Devil Strip V2

How we can make cities better by making local news better.

Using Artificial Intelligence to hold power to account

AI Robot

Technology can help illuminate dark corners of political funding in Africa.

Three views on the ways to provide better news to everyone

Three Views

Media experts Nic Newman, Rodney Benson, and Heather Bryant discuss how we can improve a media landscape which tends to reserve quality journalism for people who pay for it.

We cracked the Panama Papers with 400 human brains. Can AI help us next time?

Puzzle Pieces

A new partnership between journalists and Stanford machine learning scientists aims to enhance the investigative reporting process. Here’s what we learned so far.

How to foster audience engagement when delivering news in the public space?

Mural Locations

Promoting interactions and viral distribution via immersive, physical experience, collaboration, and social media.

The solution to digital pollution is a global ‘Information Consensus’


Think of it as Universal Declaration of Human Rights…for information.

What ethnography can teach us about better reporting


By taking cues from the social sciences, journalists can tell more inclusive stories and earn the trust of the audience.

‘It doesn’t have to be good; it just has to be.’

Immersive Design Summit

What’s holding us back as journalists from sparking the kind of experimentation we see in the arts?

On comic books and collaboration

Graphic Novel

Joining the Stanford Graphic Novel Project taught me important lessons on collective creativity.

Hard stuff. Great privilege.

Example of Big O Notation

How I felt stupid and made wise decisions

How I sucked it up and got excited to code


I decided to try programming again because I knew I needed to have some minimum technical proficiency to understand what’s doable. And in the process of realizing what is not possible, I’ve learned so much more that will support my journalism.

How to make your newsroom AI-ready


First steps in creating an AI roadmap for news organizations.

More collaboration, better immigration reporting

Border Agent

Together we could increase the impact of our work and the understanding of a human drama.

Identifying bias in cable news

Top Immigration Coverage Dates

How are biases in cable news programs contributing to the rise in polarization in the U.S.? Can artificial intelligence be used to monitor and analyze bias?

Reflections on immersive storytelling from the Sundance Film Festival

VR at the Chili Bowl

How can we create experiences that have a lasting effect, that involve all the senses, and that are accessible beyond exclusive spaces?

If artificial intelligence is a solution for journalism, bias is its Achilles Heel


Can artificial intelligence-assisted programs spot the bias in reporting and flag it before it is published?

Rethinking journalism at Stanford and other adventures

Magnetic clock at Green Library

A meditation in five spurts.

Five not-so-easy lessons for becoming a real human again

Reasons are Bullshit

Being at Stanford these past few months has been humbling in so many ways — being surrounded by young geniuses will do that — but nothing has hit me harder than realizing I didn’t know myself.