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

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Irene Casado Sánchez

Irene Casado Sánchez

Ross Ewald

Ross Ewald

Iman Floyd-Carroll

Iman Floyd-Carroll

Caroline Ghisolfi

Caroline Ghisolfi

Christopher Giles

Christopher Giles

Chasity Hale

Chasity Hale

Jennah Haque

Jennah Haque

Kavish Harjai

Kavish Harjai

Natasha Jessen-Petersen

Natasha Maki Jessen-Petersen

Elissa Miolene

Elissa Miolene

Misato Nakayama

Misato Nakayama

Melissa Newcomb

Melissa Newcomb

Leily Rezvani

Leily Rezvani

Elena Shao

Elena Shao

Daniel Wu

Daniel Wu

Jean Yi

Jean Yi

Tasnim Ahmed

Tasnim Ahmed

See Alumni Reporters, 2020-2021
 

See Alumni Reporters, 2019-2020
 

See Alumni Reporters, 2018-2019
 

See Alumni Reporters, 2017-2018
 

See Alumni Reporters, 2016-2017
 

See Alumni Reporters, 2015-2016
 


MANAGING EDITOR

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Marnette Federis




FACULTY ADVISORS

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James Hamilton

Director, Stanford Journalism Program
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Tom Hayden

Professor of the Practice, Earth Systems
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Geri Migielicz

Hearst Professional in Residence

Serdar Tumgoren

Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism
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Cheryl Phillips

Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism
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Gary Pomerantz

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 Stanford’s Digital Media Entrepreneurship course in 2010. The founding managing editor Kathryn Roethel (Stanford Journalism MA ’10) carried forward the project full-time from 2010 to 2013 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. From 2013 to 2017, Vignesh Ramachandran (Stanford Journalism MA ’12) was managing editor, redesigning the site to be mobile-friendly, building support for data visualizations and 360-degree video, and working with Peninsula Press reporters on the Stanford Open Policing Project. 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