The Brown Institute is pleased to announce appointment-based office hours for students needing help in all things digital. This includes (but is not limited to) students seeking assistance with data and statistics, visualization, mapping, web products, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Please book office hours at brwn.co/office-hours or by using the tool below.
Mark Hansen and Maneesh Agrawala cordially invite you to the Brown Institute for Media Innovation 2019 Showcase! Join us for a reception and exhibition of our 2018-2019 projects. October 17, 2019 – 6:00pm at the Brown Institute at Columbia University Descriptions of the projects can be seen below. The event will take place in the
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Magic Grant recipients. Each year, the Brown Institute awards $1M in grants and fellowships to foster new tools and modes of expression, and to create stories that escape the bounds of
On Monday, a package of stories including The Follower Factory — an in-depth investigation of purchased followers on twitter — along with other reporting on how Facebook and the big tech firms allowed the spread of misinformation and failed to protect consumer privacy, was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. The Follower
Mark Hansen, Director of the Brown Institute at Columbia, has been featured on Columbia News in a piece discussing the institute’s open Magic Grant Call for Proposals. He also describes the mission of Brown and its role in the Journalism School and Columbia University broadly. Read the piece on Columbia’s main site (brwn.co/5q). The 2019-20 Magic Grant
By Alex Calderwood. One hundred journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. These journalists were mostly investigating cartel activity and corruption in the Mexican government, and they were explicitly targeted for their reporting. Yet, according to a report by The Committee to Protect Journalists, “the Mexican government has only intermittently recognized anti-press violence as
By Alex Calderwood. You’re browsing Instagram and you see someone wearing a winter coat that speaks to you. You comment on the post and ask “Love the jacket, what kind is it?.” A few minutes later, the poster responds “Canada Goose, obviously.” You remember something about the brand and other designer clothes being banned from
RoughCut, a 2016-17 Magic Grant led by MacKenzie Leake, has been featured in Wired, as an editing tool that will “turn us all into filmmakers”. Now years in development, RoughCut seeks to develop a system to support the process of making a rough cut, a primary task in editing a video. Video production is a
Join us for the kick of our Spring 2019 Transparency Series sessions at Columbia Journalism School. For our first installment, we will be looking at Data Visualization. On Friday, February 15, we are joined by Jeremy White, New York Times, to hear about his work and their process for finding and telling stories through data.