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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