While the media doles out biased information to appeal to a politically fractured citizenship, that doesn’t mean journalism as a profession is broken.
If you regularly read left-wing news, I’m now going to ask you to perform a thought experiment. Ask yourself: how many articles have you read over the last year that put a positive spin on something Donald Trump has done or said?
From drones acting as tour guides to mass-analyzed cookie recipes, the projects on display at the Brown Institute’s first ever media innovation showcase were anything but conventional. Funded by Brown’s year-long Magic Grants, interdisciplinary teams from Stanford and Columbia pioneered new techniques for every step of the storytelling process — from research tools for journalists to new ways of telling a story.
In this edition of Glam Grads, The Daily talked with communication Ph.D. candidate Anita Varma M.A. ’15 about her research interests in journalism studies and communication theory under Theodore Glasser, professor of communication. Varma earned her undergraduate degree in media studies from Vassar College and went on to work for Google before arriving at Stanford for her Ph.D and master’s. Varma’s current research involves the connection between American journalism and solidarity.
Jenée Desmond-Harris is one of this year’s John S. Knight Journalism Fellows. Desmond-Harris is focusing on investigating the best practices for journalists covering race in America. A former staff writer at Vox and editor at The Root, she freelances for many publications, including the New York Times and MSNBC. The Daily talked with Desmond-Harris about her experiences with journalism and being a JSK fellow.
CHEM 28N: “Science Innovation and Communication” teaches students how to share the scientific issues they care about with a broad audience.
The Daily staff would just like to take a quick moment to thank all of our wonderful interns, who participated (read: tolerated) us for about eight weeks of their summer, writing for practically all of our sections and contributed so much time and effort to help run The Daily over the summer.
With the recent expansion of data journalism, Stanford’s School of Journalism will officially open a new computational journalism lab in September and will continue to offer the five new classes that began last fall.