A 2018-2019 Magic Grant Profile

By Alex Calderwood. DNA evidence carries an aura of the indisputable, thought of as the “gold standard” in forensic science. Because of this power, law enforcement has asked forensic laboratories to interpret ever more challenging evidence — “touch” DNA evidence like a gun or cell phone which are often handled by a number of people. 

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Queer & “Here”

February 27, 5:00-6:30pm, The Brown Institute, RSVP at brwn.co/qh From hookup apps to investigative reporting, community-building to historical archiving, the Internet has transformed queer experience and visibility. What have these changes wrought? What gains? What losses? In a free-wheeling and frank conversation, Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of the U.S.’s oldest LGBTQ news magazine, The Advocate, and

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Tech, Media and Democracy

The New York Times graciously hosted the first meeting of the all-city class “Tech, Media and Democracy.” About 100 students from five campuses enrolled in the course — Columbia Journalism School, Cornell Tech, The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, The New School, and NYU. Broadly, over the next fifteen weeks we’ll cover  New

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Charleston, before Florence

The “Charleston Reconstructed” team is in Charleston interviewing community members and mapping Confederate monuments through photogrammetry with a drone. The team consists of Columbia Documentary Journalism student Robert Tokanel, Stanford Computer Scientist Kyle Qian, and Stanford undergraduates Khoi Le and Hope Schroeder. The team is looking to “digitally transform public spaces” in Charleston using augmented

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