Reflections on the Center's Media Collaborations
Over the past year, our western media fellowships have increasingly focused on collaborative projects among journalists, researchers, scholars and technologists. Together with such partners as KQED Public Media, The Texas Tribune, Harper's Magazine, and High Country News, we've published a number of interactive maps and data visualizations on contemporary and historical western subjects, from water and ecosystems to rural communities and economic development, from the growth of western media to forgotten explorers.
We're proud to have a post describing these projects — as well as our work at the Rural West Initiative — on the innovation-tracking site PBS Mediashift:
In our small lab at Stanford University, we've been prototyping new models of collaboration that bring journalists together with university researchers and scholars. We're eager to share them because we hope that others will take them up, use them, and improve upon them. We believe journalists and scholars and researchers can -- and should -- be natural collaborators. And in our rapidly changing media landscape, we need each other more than ever.
We hope you'll take a moment to read the post, browse through some of our projects, and share your thoughts.