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The Brown Institute announces its 2022-2023 Magic Grants The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School, is proud to announce its 2022-2023 Magic Grant recipients!  This year Brown awarded eight Magic Grants and three “seed” grants. Some of the winning teams are proposing tools to

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Local Live(s) Brings Innovative Live Storytelling to More Newsrooms

People from across Mississippi gathered to hear journalists tell intimate, first-person stories about the behind-the-scenes of their reporting this past February in Jackson, Mississippi. The show was a collaboration between Mississippi Today and Local Live(s), a national storytelling series that brings important journalism back to life. Their next series, which is unified under the theme

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MuckRock and the Documenting COVID-19 project are releasing new searchable CDC death data at the county level

Over the past two years, 165,000 more Americans have died of natural causes, such as diabetes and hypertensive heart disease, than historical norms would lead researchers to expect. A smaller group of deaths from specific natural causes that the CDC has identified as potentially COVID-19-related shows a similar figure: 158,212 additional deaths during the pandemic

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Documenting COVID-19 project and MuckRock join together to expand public records journalism with partner newsrooms

The Documenting COVID-19 project, started in April 2020 at Columbia and Stanford’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation, will work hand-in-hand with MuckRock to file public records requests and collaborate on accountability journalism with partnering newsrooms. Launched in April 2020 by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Documenting COVID-19 project has filed thousands of public

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