Life of a Fellow
Dispatches from current fellows about their Stanford experience.
I’ve realized that the knowledge and technology that surround us at Stanford and in Silicon Valley are not just the selfish, cold instruments of business, but also powerful tools to help our communities.
Chloe Veltman introduces her first “live, immersive event” linked to her radio show VoiceBox, about the human voice and music.
Datafest not only produced interesting analytical results, it also illuminated possible ways forward for data journalism.
The requirement that Knight Fellows come to Stanford with a proposal to improve journalism forces one to think outside the box. And when they get here, they get to think again.
While the Fellowship expects you to come with a project in mind, it mostly expects you to enjoy the academic year in a way that is meaningful to you.
The Arab Spring, as difficult and as bloody as it has been, has created enormous local interest in news, contributing to a thriving news business overall.
Life moves fast here. Some days it feels almost like careening — or like I’ve been set free in a room with hundred dollar bills blowing overhead and just one minute to catch as many as I can.
Citizen journalists, many of whom come from communities ignored by the media, are able to access spaces and people in the community that are rarely featured in critical national debates.
We notice that the Bay Area is huge, with lots of wetlands. But, according to the map, Vallejo is supposed to be full of whales.
“The Kitchen Sisters,” NPR producers Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, have won numerous awards for their extraordinary stories about ordinary people. What’s their secret recipe?
“The Future of the Automobile” class quickly became one of my favorites because of the focus on addressing industry challenges with creative solutions.
Claudia Nuñez takes a virtual reality trip in Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and discovers that the real world is changing faster than she thought.
Wasn’t this my year to try something new? How hard could learning harpsichord be?
Teresa Bouza (’12) interviews Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore. Bouza is working on making open-source data mining tools more accessible.
The term “data driven journalism” has suddenly become popular. Yet data illiteracy among journalists is high, according to Aron Pilhofer. But it’s not rocket science,” he said, and insisted it is “critical” for reporters to acquire at least some basic skills. In his opinion, it is still hard to get reporters to think about using data as a source, to …
d.school instructors preach a “bias toward action” and students physically tackle real-world problems. Lessons learned from the the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.
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.