Yvonne Leow
Posted on June 21, 2015 by Yvonne on Journalism, Thoughts

What is Impact?

For a long time, I’ve wondered about the meaning of impact. It’s an existential question of sorts. I’ve always wanted to leave the world in a better place. As a journalist, I believe in the power of storytelling, but I often question whether we produce and effectively measure the impact we aspire to achieve. Which reminds me of an event […]

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Yvonne on Knight Fellowship

What I learned about digital news archives

Before I changed the focus of my Knight journalism project (more on that in the coming weeks), I spent the first six months of my fellowship learning a lot about the state of digital news archives. In fact, this was my original innovation proposal for my Knight Fellowship application. TL,DR: How can we preserve and analyze digital news […]

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Yvonne on Startups

Project Thunderdome One Year Later

This was originally published on Poynter on Friday, April 17th, 2015. Read the rest of the feature along with our lessons learned. “In our industry right now, journalists get laid off. Newsrooms shut down. Publications fold. But what happened to most of Thunderdome’s people is different from other stories we’ve told one year later for a few […]

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Yvonne on Knight Fellowship

My Knight Journalism Challenge

Here’s a brief glimpse of what I’ve been working on at Stanford these past couple of months. There’s still a lot for me to learn from fellow journalists, academics, archivists and librarians, but it’s been fascinating to see if and how we can transform historical data from being chronological and two-dimensional to something more dynamic and […]

Posted on May 10, 2014 by Yvonne on Journalism, knight

Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford

Last week I learned I was one of twelve U.S. fellows to be invited to participate in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford. The news was overwhelming. As I listened to Jim Bettinger over the phone, my face could do nothing but smile. My mind flooded with joy, my heart brimmed with gratitude. Ever […]

Posted on April 3, 2014 by Yvonne on Journalism, Thoughts

Beyond Project Thunderdome

Yesterday reminded me of where I was two weeks ago. Burrowed into the corner of my window seat on a cross-country flight watching “You’ve Got Mail.” Yes. The Nora Ephron nineties rom-com starring Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks and AOL dial-up. I was particularly sappy that week so I couldn’t resist. As I was watching the […]