Our 2020-21 Magic Grant Wolf Pack has published its first piece — a deep dive into the invention of the term “superpredator”. The team “found nearly 300 uses of ‘superpredator’ in 40 leading newspapers and magazines from 1995 to 2000. Fewer than 40% of these articles criticized the term.” As Carroll Bogert and LynNell Hankock
Led by Ashley Okwuosa and Chuma Asuzu, Maternal Figures is a solutions journalism project aiming to encourage journalists to investigate solutions to an endemic problem. The project focuses on Nigeria’s maternal health, which has one of the world’s worst outcomes. For context, Nigeria’s estimated 40,000 maternal deaths account for a staggering 14% of the world’s annual
The Brown Institute is excited to announce the launch of Maternal Figures on September 3 at 10AM ET. We invite you to join project leads Ashley Okwuosa and Chuma Asuzu as they introduce Maternal Figures, a database of maternal health interventions implemented in Nigeria over the last 30 years. Register for the launch at maternalfigures.com/launch.
Subway usage in New York City has decreased dramatically during the current COVID-19 pandemic, prompting architects, urban planners, and transportation specialists to wonder what life will look like after the city has reopened. Could New York ever become a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly city? To better understand if New Yorkers are actually replacing subway
Updated 06/09/20: The team behind the 2019-20 Magic Grant Trump Town have made a pivot, and are focusing on state and local governments and their responses to COVID-19. Derek Kravitz and his team have received thousands of pages of emails in response to a large number of very targeted FOIA requests. In these emails we
Video conferencing app Zoom has surged in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting the questions: what data can the company collect about our conversations, and what could they do with it? Those questions were answered by the researchers behind Mapping Data Flows — John Batelle, Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s School
As part of the Hacking Voter Suppression 2018-2019 Magic Grant, Columbia Journalism School Professor June Cross and Charlotte Braithwaite, a Theater Director and Assistant Professor of Music and Theater Arts at MIT, will host Casting the Vote, An American Dinner Party. The event will take place on April 11, 12 & 13 at the MIT