What is Base Camp?
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the School of Engineering at Stanford University and the Graduate School for Journalism at Columbia University invite you to apply for the third Media Innovation Base Camp on January 15-17, 2016 at Stanford University in California. The Base Camp is the second of two for this academic year, and offers a great starting point for students who want to explore the interplay between story and technology, creating new ways to delight and inform.
Our goal with Base Camp is to help students at each university develop new ideas that might lead to a one-year “Magic Grant” project — Read more about the Magic Grant program. At Base Camp you will work in interdisciplinary teams, with members from Stanford and Columbia. Brown Institute Fellows, industry experts, and faculty will be on hand to provide feedback, guidance, and support. You don’t need to have a fleshed-out idea — the Base Camp is designed to give you space to develop your ideas, collaboratively. If you attended the first Base Camp, you are welcome to apply for this second event. But know that you won’t have special priority in the application process. For those who were not accepted in the first round, that decision will have no bearing on this second round of decisions.
Applications & Deadline
Up to 15 Stanford students and up to 15 Columbia students will be accepted to Base Camp. (Columbia students’ travel expenses will be covered by the Brown Institute.) At Stanford, applications are open to all student levels — undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral. At Columbia, we invite applications from graduate and postgraduate students. The application should include the following items:
- A resume and, if you are currently a student, your latest academic transcript
- A short description (maximum 300 words) of your vision for the future of media. How will technology transform the kinds of stories we tell, or how will telling new stories lead to new technologies? How might business models for media evolve? How do you think production and consumption of media will change?
- A short description (maximum 300 words) of an idea or area of media innovation or a story that intrigues you and that you would like to develop further at Base Camp.
- A short explanation about why you should be invited to attend the Media Innovation Base Camp.
To learn more and to apply, please visit http://brown.submittable.com.
If you are at Stanford, please address questions to Tanja Aitamurto at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are a student at Columbia, please address questions to Michael Krisch at email@example.com.