The Launch of the ‘Documenting COVID-19’ Public Records Repository

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended American life and forced state and local governments to enact important policy decisions with incomplete or uncertain information. To help explain these decisions to the public, we’re launching an online repository of local, state and federal public records obtained through open-records requests called Documenting COVID-19 (documentingcovid19.io). We will provide these materials free-of-charge to

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The Brown Institute is Proud to Announce Its 2020-2021 Magic Grants

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School, is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 Magic Grant recipients. Every year, the Brown Institute awards $1M in grants and fellowships to foster new tools and modes of expression. This is the eighth cohort of grantees — each

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Who’s in Charge?

This post is part of a series of profiles of our current 2019-20 Magic Grants. It gives us an opportunity to brag about the great work being done by our grantees, and also to encourage you to consider applying for one of next year’s grants! Funding could start as early as July 1, depending on

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Life on the Screen

This post is part of a series of profiles of our current 2019-20 Magic Grants. It gives us an opportunity to brag about the great work being done by our grantees, and also to encourage you to consider applying for one of next year’s grants! Funding could start as early as July 1, depending on

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Brown and Data Science at Dana-Farber Partner for a “Zoomposium” on Covering COVID-19

On April 2nd at 2pm, the Brown Institute is offering a “Zoomposium” on COVID-19 Reporting. This event is in collaboration with the Data Science Department of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Join a distinguished panel as they discuss the kinds of models used to predict the course of the virus, issues with testing and recent testing innovations, the

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