Interested in applying to the Brown Institute Innovation Challenge in Journalism, Media, and Technology? We have a variety of resources to get you ready for the competition. If you have
Announcing ‘Points Unknown 2022’ at Columbia
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 Brown Institute Announces its 2022-2023 Magic Grant Competition!
[Proposals are due April 8, 2022! Apply here https://brown.columbia.edu/propose/] The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a joint effort between Stanford’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Each year, the Brown Institute awards close to $1M in grants to help you “follow your passion and experiment with new approaches to storytelling,” to paraphrase Helen Gurley Brown.
Calls for Participation
The projects we support often need help from either the tech or journalism communities, gathering opinions or testing out new tools. Below we have two projects needing assistance and evaluation:
Announcing Season 2 of Local Live(s)
Fred Thys stood on stage and played an audio clip. It was a recording of a man that had been college roommates with a soldier recently killed in active duty.
Open Call: Counter Histories
What could an archive of the future look like? What creative possibilities are offered by the gaps, absences, and silences in archives and historical records? How can artists engage with
COVID-19′s hidden cost: Georgia taxpayers pay more for public-debt financing
Our 2020 – 2021 Magic Grant Covid Financial Crisis has published its third article on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Georgia’s economy. This time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
‘We’re Not Alone’: Families Share How They’re Coping With Grief in COVID’s Long Wake
Missing Them, a 2021-22 Magic Grant and collaboration between the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, THE CITY, and the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, reached back to more
When Denver Lost Its Mind Over Youth Crime
The 2020-21 Magic Grant Wolf Pack has published its second piece — a long-read analyzing the media coverage of Denver’s so-called “summer of violence”. The article documents how the city’s