Ann Grimes

Ann Grimes
Lecturer
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Bio

Ann Grimes is a veteran journalist who has held senior editorial positions at The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. At Stanford, she serves as Associate Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation in the School of Engineering and lectures on media and entrepreneurship at Stanford GSB. She also teaches in the Hasso Plattner School of Design. As the Journal’s Deputy Bureau Chief in San Francisco, she oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of Silicon Valley during the 1990′s dot-com boom and bust, and wrote about technology, venture capital and entrepreneurship. While at Dow Jones & Co., she also helped develop digital media strategy. At the Post, she served as the Deputy National Editor responsible for coverage of the federal government and ran a national news section that covered the political spectrum. Starting out, she covered social issues in Chicago and contributed regularly to The New York Times. She is the author of Running Mates, a book about the 1988 presidential campaign published by William Morrow & Co. Previously, Grimes served as Director of the Graduate Program in Journalism and Professor of the Practice in Stanford’s Department of Communication. She also has taught at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Academic Degrees

  • BA, English Literature, Georgetown University
  • MA, Humanities, University of Chicago

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford since 2005

Awards and Honors

  • John S. Knight Fellow, Stanford University, 1997-1998

Teaching

Degree Courses

2017-18

The disruptive nature of the Internet has set in motion the destruction of business models that have supported traditional media organizations. This course will examine the current state and broader economic challenges facing the media industry....

2016-17

The disruptive nature of the Internet has set in motion the destruction of business models that have supported traditional media organizations. This course will examine the current state and broader economic challenges facing the media industry....

In the Media

Forbes, February 14, 2017