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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Carolina Edward R. Murrow Student Award

Peninsula Press story winner of 2015 Edward R. Murrow Student Award

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awarded reporter Carolina Wilson (Stanford Journalism MA ’15) with a 2015 Student Edward R. Murrow Award for her digital coverage of growing bike commuter traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wilson earned the overall excellence award in the digital category of RTDNA’s new student segment for “Tired of Being Bumped, Caltrain Bike Commuters Push for More Space,” which was published in December 2014. READ MORE

 

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, 2015-2016


 

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Jeff Barrera

Transportation

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Saurabh Datar

Bay Area Indian Diaspora

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Kimberly Kenny

Environment, Coastal Issues, El Niño

 

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Kaitlyn Landgraf

Education in East Palo Alto

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Michael Nedelman

Health

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Shane Newell

Technology

 

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Ana Santos

Redwood City/Bay Area Development

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Travis Shafer

Sex Trafficking/Super Bowl 50

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Jamie Stark

Homelessness Issues

 

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Carolyn Zhang

Immigration/East Asian Community in Silicon Valley


See Alumni Reporters, 2014-2015

 
 


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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Steve Hawk

Visiting Lecturer

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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