Funding Founders: New Entrepreneurship Opportunities at the Brown Institute

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural “Impact Grants,” a new award for technology and media entrepreneurs  looking to scale commercial enterprises or not-for-profit ventures. This unique opportunity is made possible by a generous gift from the Helen Gurley Brown (HGB) Foundation.  The Brown Institute, a collaboration

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The opportunities and limitations of considering geography as an aspect of equity and representation in local news

Seeing the locations mentioned in your news stories on a map provides strong signals about the communities and topics you prioritize. Editor’s Note: This post was co-written and edited by Ana Méndez, Special Projects Editor at The Lenfest Local Lab @ The Inquirer; Faye Teng, UX Designer at The Lenfest Local Lab; and Michael Krisch,

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Magic Grant ‘Documenting COVID-19’ Receives 2021 Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists

The Brown Institute is pleased to announce our Magic Grant project ‘Documenting COVID-19‘ has received the 2021 Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. This is the project’s fourth major prize, following similar awards from The First Amendment Coalition, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, and the Los Angeles Press Club’s Charles Rappleye

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‘MISSING THEM’ Magic Grant named finalist for Knight Award for Public Service

The MISSING THEM project has been named a finalist for the 2021 Knight Award for Public Service, hosted by the Online Journalism Awards. The Online Journalism Awards awards five projects to honor general excellence, engaged journalism, immersive storytelling, public service and climate change reporting. The previous winner of the Knight Award for Public Service was the

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The Brown Institute Announces Its 2021-2022 Magic Grants

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Magic Grant recipients. The Institute proudly marks a milestone achievement — its 10th cohort of grantees. The projects in this group are a collective response to difficult cultural, social and political

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