A 2018-2019 Magic Grant Profile

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

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A 2018-2019 Magic Grant Profile

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

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Announcing the 2019-2020 Magic Grant Call for Proposals

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation announces “Magic Grant” funding opportunity Deadline: April 8, 2019 Application: brown.submittable.com Information sessions will be held at Columbia University and Stanford University. See our events pages for details. In addition, Columbia will hold office hours through the proposal deadline Thursdays 1-3 (book a session here), while Stanford will hold

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Announcing New Fellowship Opportunities

The Brown Institute at Columbia University sponsors a variety of fellowship opportunities available to students, alumni, faculty, and professionals. Some of our fellowships are targeted, addressing a particular contemporary challenge facing journalism, while others are intended as a professional sabbatical. Some are task-oriented, while others are intended to retrain and retool. Below you’ll find an

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Tonight at Brown at Columbia! Washington Post & NPR Discuss Voice Interfaces for Journalism

Tonight’s the night! We have our second Transparency Series event, this time on Voice User Interfaces (VUIs). VUIs also go by the more familiar names “personal assistants” or “smart speakers” — Think Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant. This should be an exciting event! Voice platforms are still young enough that journalists can have a

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