Life of a Fellow
Dispatches from current fellows about their Stanford experience.
It’s a sign of something worthy of listening and learning.
About one year ago, I sat at my kitchen table, working on my application for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University.
TVNewsCheck today reports the latest in a series of moves that is reshaping local television — and along with it local journalism.
I spoke with my longtime colleagues and friends about how the business model for local news is broken.
The NQS project I started at Stanford this year is part of a series of new initiatives aimed at tackling misinformation.
The smell was getting stronger and I couldn’t open my eyes. I heard someone screaming. “Help me, Help me…”
Reach is still the main incentive in newsrooms: clicks, print run, the market share. Let´s be honest. Focusing on nothing but reach is not only one sided, it’s also misleading.
We’re now asking listeners to do something they’ve never had to do before: seek out, and pay for, local audio news as a stand-alone product.
The relationship between newsrooms and freelance journalists is in trouble. On one side are the newsrooms, which continue to lay off staff and shrink budgets. On the other side are the new journalists, bored of working full-time in a traditional medium.
Newspaper closures and consolidation over the past 15 years have created “news deserts” where there are inadequate journalism resources to properly cover local governments. The trend threatens the bond between news organizations and their communities.
If California is a virtual nation-state, where is its national media outlet?
Empathy should also be at the core of good journalism
As I wrap an amazing year as a JSK Fellow at Stanford, I find myself thinking again and again of one of my favorite “you got this” anthems, Lily Allen’s Sheezus.
There’s lots of evidence that gender disparities in news organizations persist across media, including print, broadcast, Internet and wires.
The problem, as I saw it, is that online advertising takes a greater toll on our lives than it generates in ad revenue for publishers. And everything I’ve researched this past year has confirmed that to be true.
News podcasts and English language learners don’t seem to talk to each other often. They don’t hang out in the same places, and so it’s unlikely they would date but if they did, they’d create sparks.
I wanted to talk to as many people as possible who were interested in collaboration or already doing collaborative projects. I want to know what’s working, what’s not and what needs to be better.
How your radio newsroom should think about smart speakers and digital assistants, and how two non-developers built a product on one
How did I manage to saunter into a class on the unbelievably beautiful Stanford campus, with its towering palm trees and carved sandstone edifices, and get to take part, even though my undergrad days are well in the rearview mirror?
When the chance of a lifetime, getting a Stanford fellowship, also means uprooting your life, moving two kids and a house across country.
Things are getting bad and not all of us are going to make it out alive.