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May 12 2014 | Journalism Fellows
With the support of a Center media fellowship, the science writer and author Mary Ellen Hannibal is exploring the scientific insights leading to our understanding of mass extinction in an upcoming six-part series in The New York Times.
Nov 12 2013 | Topics of the West
Rebecca Solnit on Stanford's newly acquired collection of historic maps that curiously depict California as an island off the West coast of North America. The maps date from the 1600s to the 1860s.
Sep 26 2012 | Center News
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.
On their morning commutes this winter, many BART riders will look up from their newspapers, iPads, Kindles, and smartphones to see the faces of farmers, rodeo riders, young smalltown boxers, and country poets staring back at them, thanks to an innovative public information campaign designed to connect urban Californians with their rural compatriots.
Dec 21 2011 | Journalism Fellows
Writer Jeremy Miller has used a media fellowship at the Center this year to dig deeper into a historical mystery: how could a highly respected explorer, cartographer and artist – known for pioneering modern techniques for representing topography on maps – have gotten his illustrations of the western landscape so hopelessly wrong?
Dec 3 2011 | Journalism Fellows
We are pleased to announce the launch of Reporting in Indigenous Communities— an exciting new online journalism education resource for journalists who cover indigenous communities in Canada, the United States, and around the world.
Dec 3 2011 | Center News
We are pleased to announce the launch of Reporting in Indigenous Communities— an exciting new online journalism education resource for journalists who cover indigenous communities in Canada, the United States, and around the world.

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