Announcing the Winners of Our Micro-grants to Inform the Public about COVID-19

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, is pleased to announce its COVID-19 Micro-grant recipients. Just ten days ago, we announced the Micro-grant Call for Proposals not knowing what to expect. A week later, we had over 325 proposals from around the globe. Proposals

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2019-20 Magic Grant Profile: Stories as Programs

Among the projects funded as 2019-20 Magic Grants is a novel technology for teaching “computational thinking.” With their grant, Griffin Dietz and Elizabeth Murnane, computer scientists based in Stanford, are producing A Voice Based Interface for Storytelling and Programming in Early Elementary Years  — a voice assistant-style application that teaches elementary school students the basics

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We are hiring 6 positions to help develop AI-powered tools for local newsrooms!

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia Journalism School is  exploring the application of machine learning (ML) and other technologies to support local newsrooms — both advancing their editorial missions as well as creating new business opportunities engaging readers. As is now the hallmark of Brown Institute projects, our approach will be collaborative

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Reporting “on” and “with” Twitter

The last session of the Transparency Series took place last Saturday and featured Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed’s media editor. Silverman has an incredible record of reporting on Twitter and social media platforms generally. During the day-long workshop, he shared his strategies for breaking stories down into “actors, content, behavior, and networks.” His investigative routine when looking

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