Prof. Jay Hamilton discusses his work at the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab, his recently published book, Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism, and the relationship between journalism and democracy.
This talk is presented as a part of the Comm230X +1 Speaker Series, and is open to both Stanford students and the general public.
James T. Hamilton is the Hearst Professor of Communication, Chair of the Department of Communication, and Director of the Journalism Program. His books on media markets and information provision include All the News That’s Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News (Princeton, 2004), Regulation Through Revelation: The Origin, Politics, and Impacts of the Toxics Release Inventory Program (Cambridge, 2005), and Channeling Violence: The Economic Market for Violent Television Programming (Princeton, 1998). His most recent book, Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism (Harvard, 2016), focuses on the market for investigative reporting. Hamilton is co-founder of the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, affiliated faculty at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and member of the JSK Fellowships Board of Visitors.