Life of a Fellow
Dispatches from current fellows about their Stanford experience.
Before my Knight Fellowship, this was a metaphor for my life – lined paper. I was good at following set guidelines and had very defined ways of seeing myself, journalism and my career
18 Days in Egypt, a collaborative, interactive documentary project, recently launched its public beta in Cairo – just as new confrontations between police and protestors erupted, posing a real-world test of the project.
Wouldn’t traditional media and journalists be wise to embrace innovation and optimism?
As a sector currently undergoing turbulent change, the media industry is frantically shaking a cloud-filled crystal ball in the hopes of figuring out what the future holds.
Richard Gingras, head of News Products at Google, talked about the future of media at a recent Knight Fellowship seminar.
Google’s social network can be a great playground for media professionals. Here are my top 5 G+ tips for journalists.
What if we sat back for a while and thought of how ONLINE storytelling could and should look like? The way in which we are designing our information online these days is very different from the way people consume it – and might be just old-fashioned.
Jorge Imbaquingo (’12) interviews Girma Fantaye (’12), exiled deputy editor of the independent Ethiopian weekly Addis Neger.
A conversation with Evan Hamilton, Community Manager of Uservoice, about the problem with Justin Bieber-stories, nasty anonymous users, and why “hotguy27” is not the best pseudonym in an online community
Mike Liebhold, a senior researcher at the Institute For The Future, shared his perceptions on immersive media with Knight Fellows and identified key trends.
McCue, an Anishinaabe from the province of Ontario, will teach the first Reporting in Indigenous Communities class in January at the University of British Columbia Journalism School. We asked him to explain how he plans to approach the course.
How can we get through the mess of misinformation to find the real tips of breaking news events, as they’re happening, and get this information out to as broad an audience as possible?
I knew my family’s year at Stanford would be an adventure, but I expected we’d get lonely for Indians. I’m happy to report: I was wrong.
Smart media companies know they can’t do everything all at once.
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