Funding Founders: New Entrepreneurship Opportunities at the Brown Institute

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

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The Brown Institute Announces Its 2021-2022 Magic Grants

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

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Reporting Fellowship Opportunity with Richemont North America + Brown

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

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Stanford Director Agrawala interviewed on “The Future of Everything” podcast

Maneesh Agrawala, Director of the Brown Institute at Stanford, recently spoke with Russ Altman, host of Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything podcast about “How AI is changing video editing”.  Agrawala describes the benefits of technology to facilitate the creation of video content as well as the ethical and legal frameworks to address deep fakes. “Technology

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2020-21 Magic Grant Profile: Self-Moderating Online Focus Groups and Deliberation

Our 2020-21 Magic Grant Self-Moderating Online Focus Groups and Deliberation is building a tool for better online deliberation. Through an automated moderator that provides equitable, respectful, and constructive conversation the team behind this grant aims to support deliberative democracy, developing a scalable online platform that addresses current challenges such a small group who dominates the

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