The Internet has grown so omnipresent today that it's easy to overlook the continuing role of "offline networks," systems for exchanging digital information that bypass the Internet. "Sneakernets" (by which

Disinformation Online: Ethics, Research, and Solutions

The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School; Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School; Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at the School of International and Public Affairs; and Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University are hosting a conference to exchange

An Introduction to Public Data

On September 6, from 9am-5pm, the Brown Institute is proud to host a day devoted to public data. It is designed for students in journalism, statistics and data science — essentially anyone who has an interest in understanding their neighborhoods, their cities, their state and even the nation through data. Throughout the day, students will

Blockchain in Journalism: Promise and Practice

The Brown Institute and the Tow Center have collaborated on an event for students, reporters, editors, scholars, and entrepreneurs about the current state of blockchain technology and how it can be applied to journalism. For practitioners in media, Blockchain is in vogue today as a potential solution to the industry’s every-day problems and tasks, such

Columbia Music Scholarship Conference

The Columbia University Graduate Program in Music presents its annual conference on the topic: "Sound in Struggle: Audible Resistances." Join us for a day of panels on the place of music in political resistance. Alex E. Chávez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, will be delivering his keynote address "Sonic Bridges

Art of Data Conference

The Art of Data conference is an annual gathering of researchers, practitioners, artists, and journalists, to discuss issues related to data, cities, and visualization. It is organized by the Columbia University Libraries in collaboration with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Journalism School. The conference will take place on April 4th from 3pm

Journalism & Design: A Mini-Conference

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation and the Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism bring you this mini-conference of designers, illustrators, and visualizers to talk about the work they do, how

Computation + Journalism Conference

News outlets rely on computation to tell some of the biggest stories of our time. They collect data when official sources have not. They build statistical models to uncover disparities, previously ignored. And they craft visualizations to reveal new dimensions to a story. Some newsrooms have expertise in-house to produce this work, while others depend