Cheryl Phillips is the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. She teaches data journalism and investigative journalism and is a founding member of the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab, where she works to lower the cost of accountability journalism. The effort to collect, process and analyze local datasets and then help tell journalistic stories from that data is part of the lab’s work. She has used police stop data in her journalism career to track possible disparities and bias in policing. She has twice been a part of news coverage that received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News.