James T. Hamilton

Hearst Professor of Communication & Director of the Journalism Program, Stanford University

James T. Hamilton is the Hearst Professor of Communication and the Director of the Journalism Program at Stanford University. 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). He is currently working on a book about economic markets for investigative reporting and (with coauthor Fiona Morgan) a book about the information lives of low-income individuals. Through research in the field of computational journalism, he is also exploring how the costs of story discovery can be lowered through better use of data and algorithms.

 

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B.A. (1983) Economics and Government Summa cum laude, Economics and Government, Harvard University. Ph.D. (1991) Economics, Harvard University.

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