Growing fast and slow: What have I learned after a year at Stanford?

Stanford Band

I’ve been exposed to world-class speakers, been given time to think and write, sat across a table from thought leaders and sat in classes with future Fortune 100 CEOs.

The power of identity

Michelle Holmes, VP of content for Alabama Media Group

What Alabama Media Group can teach us about clarifying who we are

Five risks of news personalization

Instant Photos

Here are the most dangerous ethical traps of personalized news service that media organizations should be aware of. And why a tailored approach for individuals is still necessary.

It’s about people, not only algorithms


How I changed the way I approached the challenge of fostering collaboration among investigative journalists

How to solve the local news crisis? Look it up in the library.


Libraries and local journalism have a lot in common. They both provide insight, bind a community together and, of course, serve information needs.

A Survival Kit For Journalists Of Colour

Michael Grant working on the Toolkit for Journalists of Color in Stanford’s Green Library

From quick fire, in-the-moment responses for everyday racist microaggressions, to deliberative exercises that help you build community and recruit allies in the newsroom, the Toolkit for Journalists of Color is designed to help us survive in predominantly white newsrooms.

Announcing a new journalism entrepreneurship boot camp: Let’s “reboot the media” together


I’m looking for a few passionate reporters to help me pilot the program.

Love and Tech: Leading Disruptive Design

IT Date

Most people would not put the words “IT Department” and “dating” in the same sentence. But it’s the unusual approach of Stanford’s that led me and my team to that unlikely combination.

A journalism innovation and entrepreneurship reading list

Lunch with the Sembra Media founders in Austin, Texas.

“This should be easy!,” I thought, given that I’ve spent the last nine months at one epicentre of journalism innovation and entrepreneurship.

15 (more) things I learned at Stanford the year I set out to change my life

Imperfect but beautiful!

Today, as I’m about to finish up my academic year-long fellowship, what’s on my mind is my path to discovery of my passion.

Plan B for local news: How B Corporations present an opportunity for media

B Corporation

A B Corp is a for-profit entity; the B stands for benefit. The idea is to build businesses that benefit not just their shareholders, but any stakeholder that may interact with the business and its products or services.

Collaborate, or your competitors will

Paradise Papers

Here are some pills to cure people who think collaboration in journalism ‘is nice’, but don’t realize its true power

Text processing highlights from NICAR 2018

Shredded Documents

Takeaways of interest for journalists working with textual sources

Lessons from improv

Improv Notes

On the first day of improv class, instructor Dan Klein tried to disabuse us of the idea that being an improviser is about being clever. Be present; be available, he advised. Don’t try to be funny.

Let’s examine, own, and apologize for our racist coverage


A call to action for public radio

Covering an epidemic is like covering conflict: why science reporters should be trained like war correspondents


my interviews with reporters from all over the world leads me to worry about the state of science journalists.

Journalism has a huge management problem

NICAR session

One way we can better manage and support journalists with technical skills is to help their managers.

The thing about FOMO, FUD, and FOJI is YOLO

Being at Stanford, a buzz of activity, I’ve realized that everyone is doing something all the time. It’s also a place with a lot of acronyms and shorthand lingo.

Local news needs to slow down its pace

Paw Patrol

It took a children’s video game to help me to figure this out.

20 (more) things I learned at Stanford the year I set out to change my life

Lisa Rossi in ContentCube video

This fellowship provides world-class professional growth opportunities. But personal growth is a huge part of the experience too.

Dreaming of making a documentary? Ten challenges to deal with before mortgaging your house


Some basic advice, particularly focusing on the current affairs and investigative documentary categories drawing on journalism..