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February 2018

Transparency Series Discussion – Networks

February 23 @ 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join us for an evening discussion between Kevin Connor, LittleSis and Frederik Obermaier, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from Suddeutsche Zeitung. They will discuss networks and the role they can play in journalistic reporting and communication. Data journalists often find that the complexity or the relationships between the various entities they are investigating force them out of simple data analysis techniques. Stories often reduce to figuring out "Who is connected to whom?". While standard data tools (like relational databases) can be a good…

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Transparency Series Workshop – Networks

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Graph databases are optimized for working with complex and connected data. Social media data is a great example of a complex dataset where the connections in the data are often as important as the discrete data points, making it a great use case for applying network analysis using a graph database. In this hands-on workshop we will cover how to model, import and query Twitter data using the Neo4j graph database. We will focus on learning how network analysis can…

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Visual Language Workshop: Part III

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
601A in Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10026 United States
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The Brown institute at Columbia will be offering a three-session workshop on Visual Language, designed for journalism students to build vocabularies and practical skills around visual design through lectures, discussions, and hands-on sessions. You will walk away with a basic understanding of design principles and an overview of the graphics editor Adobe Illustrator. In the workshop you will learn to communicate a piece of content clearly and effectively in type, color and layout, and recreate a piece of graphic from…

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March 2018

Magic Grant Information Session (Stanford)

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Stanford, 355 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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Want to learn more about our Magic Grants? Come to one of our upcoming information sessions where you can find out: What kind of projects we funded in the past. What kind of projects we didn't fund in the  past. How our staff can help you develop your proposal. What our eligibility guidelines are. How to apply. At Stanford, there will be sessions held on February 15 at 9 AM and March 1 at 4 PM, both held in the…

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Base Camp 2018

March 3 - March 4
Brown Institute at Stanford, 355 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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The Brown Institute for Media Innovation invites you to apply to the Media Innovation Base Camp taking place on March 3-4, 2018 at Stanford University. The Media Innovation Base Camp offers a great starting point for entrepreneurial students who want to explore the interplay between story and technology. All travel and lodging expenses will be covered by the Brown Institute. The topic for Base Camp 2018 is Media Literacy and Transparency. We will assemble a cohort of up to 8 students from…

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Magic Grant Information Session & Mixer (Columbia)

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Are you passionate about the role that emerging technologies can play in the future of media? Do you have a story that can only be told using technology outside the scope of traditional media? A Brown Institute Magic Grant might be for you. Established in 2012 as a collaboration between Columbia University’s Journalism School and Stanford’s School of Engineering, Brown Institute Magic Grants seed innovation in the changing media landscape. Magic Grants provide year-long funding awards of up to $150,000 ($300,000 for teams with members of…

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Dean Baquet in Conversation

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, 94305 United States
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Join the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford University as we welcome New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet in a conversation on media, the news, and the state of journalism. Tickets available via Eventbrite.

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