About

We are a data-driven multimedia hub, a news innovation sandbox, and most importantly, a place to share stories about the communities across Silicon Valley.

We are the Peninsula Press, a project of the Stanford Journalism Program.

Peninsula Press covers local news in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and other cities in Silicon Valley’s San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Reporters are graduate students in the Stanford Journalism Program, as well as undergraduate students who take journalism courses at Stanford.

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Our Partners

In addition to publishing stories on our own site, we have content partnerships with SFGate.com and KQED in San Francisco.

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Our Team


CURRENT REPORTERS, 2014-2015


 
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Phoebe Barghouty

Labor in Santa Clara County


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Sabrina Elfarra

Philanthropy/Local Government


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Laura Forman

Real Estate in San Francisco


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Alex Hicks

Business/Government/Development in Palo Alto


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Farida Jhabvala-Romero

Menlo Park


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Liam Kane-Grade

Environment


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Jay Lee

Immigration/Asian-American Community in Santa Clara County


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Allison McCartney

Redwood City


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Austin Meyer

Health in Palo Alto


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Yuqing Pan

Mountain View


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Jessica Park

Education in Mountain View


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Sean Senters

Special Education in Palo Alto


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Ariha Setalvad

Low-Income Immigrants/Education


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Maren Shapiro

Health in Palo Alto


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Katie Straub

Technology


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Mary-Ann Toman-Miller

Election 2014 Coverage


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Carolina Wilson

Transportation


 

MANAGING EDITOR


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Vignesh Ramachandran

Stanford Journalism MA ’12


RADIO SHOW HOST


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Eliza Ridgeway

Host, “Peninsula Report” on KZSU


 

FACULTY ADVISORS

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Ann Grimes

Lorry I. Lokey Professor of the Practice


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James Hamilton

Director, Stanford Journalism Program


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Tom Hayden

Visiting Lecturer


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Geri Migielicz

Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor


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Dan Nguyen

Hearst Professional In Residence


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Cheryl Phillips

Hearst Professional In Residence


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Gary Pomerantz

Visiting Lecturer


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Janine Zacharia

Carlos Kelley McClatchy Visiting Lecturer


 

Our Roots

In true Silicon Valley spirit, we began as an entrepreneurial startup ourselves in the Stanford Journalism Program’s Digital Media Entrepreneurship course in 2010. The founding managing editor Kathryn Roethel (Stanford Journalism MA ’10) carried forward the project full-time and built this news site, which focused on communities in Silicon Valley where San Francisco and San Jose major news outlets didn’t necessarily have the resources to comprehensively cover. Peninsula Press has grown into a working news laboratory for Stanford University students, as they master beat reporting, multimedia storytelling and data-driven journalism.
 

Archive Site

Looking for Peninsula Press stories published before September 2014? Visit our archive website to read our past stories: http://archive.peninsulapress.com