Cheryl Phillips

Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism
Department of Communication, Stanford University

Cheryl Phillips has been teaching journalism at Stanford since 2014. Most recently, she founded BigLocal News and received a Magic Grant from The Brown Institute to collect local data to archive and disseminate. She also is a co-founder of The Stanford Open Policing Project, a cross-departmental effort to collect police interaction data and evaluate racial disparities. She’s a member of the California Civic Data Coalition, an effort to make California campaign finance data accessible. Previously, she worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years. In 2014, she was involved in coverage of a landslide that killed 43 people, focusing, which received a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2009, she was the lone editor in the newsroom when four police officers were shot at a coffee shop and was integrally involved in the subsequent coverage, which received a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.She also served for 10 years on the board of Investigative Reporters and Editors.



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