The Big Local News project, in partnership with OpenNews, The New York Times, EdSource, the Colorado News Collaborative, and Tom Dee from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, recently shared the fruits of their labor — the collection and analysis of school enrollment loss at the school and grade level due to Covid-19. Major
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural “Impact Grants,” a new award for technology and media entrepreneurs looking to scale commercial enterprises or not-for-profit ventures. This unique opportunity is made possible by a generous gift from the Helen Gurley Brown (HGB) Foundation. The Brown Institute, a collaboration
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Magic Grant recipients. The Institute proudly marks a milestone achievement — its 10th cohort of grantees. The projects in this group are a collective response to difficult cultural, social and political
CSR Fellowship. The Brown Institute and the Richemont North America, Inc. (“RNA”), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee are running a pilot fellowship program offering one grad student the opportunity to be a fellow at RNA headquarters in New York City for 10 weeks. Scope of Work. The reporting/research fellow will examine how luxury companies (or adjacent industries) are making their businesses sustainable. RNA has made a commitment to achieving five
The Brown Institute’s Local News Lab joins three other recipients in a collaborative effort to use AI to help local newsrooms. The Local News Lab at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a $500,000 grant over two years from the John S. and James L. Knight
In August of 2020, the Stanford Cable TV News project officially launched after years of research and development. Now, those labors are paying off, as major news organizations begin to use the tool as a source for their reporting. Just this month, the Washington Post has released two stories relying on its data and analysis.
The Brown Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Voces Silenciadas (Silenced Voices in English), a podcast by Alejandra Ibarra Chaoul launched from the Magic Grant project Democracy Fighters (ddld.mx). Both Voces Silenciadas and Defensores de la Democracia are representative of Alejandra’s unending commitment to the stories and legacies of murdered journalists in Mexico. Voces Silenciadas
The Brown Institute is pleased to announce that the article Superpredator: The Media Myth That Demonized a Generation of Black Youth published by the Magic Grant Wolf Pack has received a General Excellence Award from the Society for News Design. The Superpredator article tracks the proliferation of the term Superpredator throughout media coverage in the 90’s and exposes its
News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. Alongside the development of web technologies, journalistic organizations have incorporated web-based maps to enhance reader engagement with stories.