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October 2018

Media Innovation Seminar: Technology is threatening our democracy. How do we save it? with Gideon Lichfield

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Brown Institute at Stanford, 355 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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Gideon Lichfield is Editor-in-Chief of the MIT Technology Review. In this conversation, he will discuss issues at the intersection of technology, ethics and democracy.

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Opening Up Research for the Greater Good? Ethics, Privacy, and Data

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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In the current political climate, opening up access to research and research data can be both a moral imperative and a careless decision that puts the lives and livelihood of the most vulnerable at risk. In this panel discussion and roundtable, three scholars will discuss the social and ethical responsibilities of gathering, curating, and sharing data from very different perspectives. Presentation descriptions below. Register Here Manan Ahmed, "Torn Apart/Separados: Visualizing Data for/with Critical Eyes" My talk will center on the…

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Media Innovation Seminar: Twitch 4 News? with Phoebe Connelly and Joey Marburger

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Brown Institute at Stanford, 355 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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Phoebe Connelly, Deputy Video Editor, and Joey Marburger, Head of Product at The Washington Post, will discuss opportunities to use gaming platforms for the distribution of news, and take us inside the Post's new Twitch channel.

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2018-2019 Speaker Series: Google’s Simon Rogers

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Packard 101, Stanford University, 350 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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RSVP In the run-up to the midterm elections, Google’s data editor, Simon Rogers, will join the Brown Institute at Stanford for a conversation about his book “Facts are Sacred” as well as his work with Electionland, which brings together teams of data journalists, fact-checkers and social media experts to monitor polls in real-time.

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November 2018

Media Innovation Seminar: On Algorithmic Bias with Jeff Larson

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
Brown Institute at Stanford, 355 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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Larson, formerly a Senior Reporter for ProPublica and now co-founder of TBA, a new journalistic site that will report on how algorithms work and influence media. In his talk Larson will discuss the formation of his new venture and explain what innovations are needed when it comes to understanding how algorithms work and influence the information we receive.

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Reproducible Data Journalism without Code

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join Krishna Bharat, creator of Google News and Jonathan Stray, designer of Workbench to discuss reproducible data journalism without code. Reproducibility allows readers and journalists to see how you produced your data-driven story, and colleagues to learn from your work. But until now, reproducibility has required programming. Workbench is a new platform for data journalism that combines scraping, cleanup, analysis, and visualization in one app, without any coding required. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to use Workbench to…

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Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Eric Xing

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lecture features Dr. Eric Xing, Professor, Department of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University; Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientist, Petuum, Inc. The event will…

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Brown 2018-2019 Speaker Series: Data Visualization at The New York Times

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Packard 101, Stanford University, 350 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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New York Times graphics editor Kevin Quealy will join the Brown Institute for Media innovation in conversation about innovations in data visualization and his work at The Upshot, the Times’s site about politics, economics and everyday life.

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