Cheryl Phillips

Hearst Professional in Residence
Stanford University

Cheryl Phillips is the Hearst Professional in Residence at Stanford University, where she has been teaching since 2014. At Stanford, she founded Big Local News, a platform designed for journalists to share data and collaborate on projects, and co-founded the Stanford Open Policing Project, a cross-departmental effort to collect police interaction data and evaluate racial disparities. She is also a founding member of the California Civic Data Coalition, an effort to make California campaign finance data accessible. Previously, Phillips worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years; in 2014, she was involved in coverage of a landslide that killed 43 people, 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. Cheryl has worked at USA Today and at newspapers in Michigan, Montana and Texas.

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