Life of a Fellow
Dispatches from current fellows about their Stanford experience.
It was hard not to imagine all the courage, experience, and dedication it takes to challenge the ocean at this level.
Instead of going to the candidates and talking to them about their agendas, we flipped it. We made a public call: We’re coming to your neighborhood. Show us what needs fixing.
What’s at stake is not only your personal safety but the entire web of people who trust you with their information.
I see a great opportunity for the different communities under the Latino umbrella to learn more about each other.
When hackers regularly bamboozle the IT departments of multinational corporations, my challenge is to determine how a lone player like myself can maximize my utility in this online battle.
It is very helpful to think of all the different ways one can try to solve a problem. Suddenly, I don’t see three doors open but seven or eight.
Because China is so big, the Internet would be a good place to collect stories of changes in the social life of everyday people.
At Palo Alto’s Institute for the Future, we covered the workroom walls with post-its on which we jotted down what we imagined would be “urgent future issues.”
I recently had the opportunity to share, from afar, my Knight innovation proposal with a conference of international media and NGOs that met in Bucharest.
The first two weeks at Stanford is perhaps closer to “The Gates of Hell,” metaphorically speaking, when you are feeling “temporarily incompetent.”
Arriving here as journalists, we Knight Fellows start quickly diving into the energy of the place. Collaborate, fail fast, iterate. And network in ways like never before.
As a resident of China, I have never been able to vote. So I was happy to be able to witness elections in the United States.
I believe traffic situations are generally reflective of a culture’s social interactions. And an experience I had recently proves how European stereotypes of Americans as individualistic, egoistic and competitive are misleading.
It takes more than a clear head to speak with power; you’ve got to prepare your body, too.
The goal is to create a model for an entirely community-driven, crowd-sourced investigative project.
You can’t help but be awed and inspired by the serious competitive nature of the university’s sailing and rowing teams when you enter the Stanford Boathouse in Redwood City.
Exclusive! Scoop! That’s what journalists live for. Information is guarded until the project is published. But that doesn’t work for projects involving journalism innovation.
African journalists concerned about security on mobile platforms came to the U.S. to see what Silicon Valley could teach them.
Media organizations need to blow up and re-engineer the ways they gather and distribute news, and the way they do business.
Do I see value in believing you really can change yourself, your thinking, your actions? That the future of journalism can actually be bright and exciting? Yup.
Changes in reading habits, economic challenges, new technical possibilities: it’s an ideal situation for media companies to promote innovation and remain relevant in a changing world.