Public records under threat

On April 13, members of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Brown Institute of Media Innovation at Stanford coordinated an event to discuss the threats to public records in an age of digital distribution. With an audience of eighty, panels comprised of journalists, technologists, librarians and engineers identified the biggest challenges in this

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Photograpy, Expanded: Counter Histories

Over the past two days, the Brown Institute in New York played host to Photography Expanded: Counter Histories. The program provided sixteen photographers, artists and media professionals imaginative ways to respond creatively to existing images, bringing layers of story into our lived experiences and environments. The program also explored strategies to circumvent or challenge static

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Points Unknown Hits the Classroom

The Brown Institute, Center for Spatial Research, and faculty from the Journalism School are delighted to announce the launch of Points Unknown, a training module and course designed to teach journalists and architects how to use spatial data to tell stories. The first portion of Points Unknown is a 5-week module for students of the

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Measure for Measure at The Public Theater

Elevator Repair Service, the Obie-winning company behind Gatz — “the most remarkable achievement in theater of this decade” (The New York Times) — returns to The Public to celebrate their 25th season with a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE. With athletic theatricality and Marx-Brothers-inspired slapstick, the ERS ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in

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Brown & Tow Mixer

On September 6, we hosted a mixer introducing new Journalism School students to both to the Brown Institute at Columbia as well as the Tow Center for Digtital Journalism. The room was, gratifyingly, packed! For those of you who couldn’t attend, Brown offers unique training events like the Transparency Series— where you will learn journalistic uses

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