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October 2018

Transparency Series Seminar: Polling with Amanda Cox

October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join us for a discussion with Amanda Cox from the Upshot at the New York Times who will discuss polling and its importance in the political races. As the 2018 midterm election nears, we pore over opinion polls looking for subtle (or not so subtle) clues about how things will fare on November 6. When looking at the race for the house and for the senate, polls vary wildly. Which polls are right? Or reliable? To journalists, of course, the…

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Transparency Series Workshop: Polling with FiveThirtyEight

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The first workshop in the Transparency Series takes you through techniques for looking at one or more polls over time. Join Janie Velencia and Dhrumil Mehta who lead Pollapalooza at FiveThirtyEight to get exposed to sources, tools, and strategies for working with polls — starting at the very beginning with simple random samples, and leading to the detailed models that are employed today. All the while, we will emphasize how to find and tell interesting, novel stories with polls. No…

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November 2018

Transparency Series Seminar: Voice Interfaces with Joseph Price of Washington Post and Tommy O’Keefe, Vincent Farquharson & Nara Kasbergen of NPR

November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Voice assistants are changing the way people search for and consume content. By one estimate, half of the adults in the US make use of voice interfaces — for now, mostly on their smartphones. But with the steady improvement of voice recognition, smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, Apple’s HomePod constitute new platforms for accessing information. How will journalism fare in this new ecosystem? Obviously, a direct reading of news stories written for the print or the web will…

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Transparency Series Workshop: Voice Interfaces with Washington Post & NPR

November 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Authoring experiences for a voice assistant or smart speaker is a combination of several distinct skillsets. Some conversational interfaces are driven by keywords, depending on users stating specific terms, while others involve artificial intelligence to create more natural conversations around content. The content itself is a product of both editorial work as well as programming effort to implement the conversation in code. In this workshop, students will prototype a journalistic application for a smart speaker. We will focus on Amazon’s…

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December 2018

Transparency Series Seminar: Reporting on Devices with Surya Mattu

December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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More than ever, objects in our homes and on our person are connected, sharing data about our lived experience with companies and with the public. How do we measure what our devices collect about us, and more importantly, what they share? Join us for a conversation with Surya Mattu, an artist, engineer and journalist who will share with us a variety of stories that investigate connected devices. Mattu is currently an investigative reporter at The Markup, an R&D Journalism Resident…

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Transparency Series Workshop: Reporting on Devices with Consumer Reports

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Most consumer advocacy is based on a definition of consumer rights anchored on two things: value and safety. While these issues are perennial concerns for consumers, they don’t capture the larger threats posed by the 21st C marketplace: reductions in individual agency and control. Amazon, Google, Facebook, and the other corporate powers offer products that don’t pose traditional ‘safety’ threats. In this workshop we start with the hypothesis that the consumer movement has mostly ‘solved for the 20th C.’ Products…

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February 2019

Transparency Series Seminar: Data Visualization with Jeremy White, NYTimes

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Maps, charts, and graphs have become an almost essential part of the journalistic practice, as well as the centerpiece of many published pieces. But how can we best incorporate these tools into our investigative process, and how do we design them to be as engaging and insightful as possible? Join us for a conversation with Jeremy White, graphics editor at The New York Times, who will share with us some of the lessons learned and the details behind the crafting…

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Transparency Series Workshop: Data Visualization with Agnes Change, ProPublica

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Data visualization has become a multipurpose tool in journalistic practice. It allows us to see patterns in data and to discover new stories, as well as to insightfully communicate our findings. In this day-long workshop, Agnes Chang from ProPublica will guide us through basic data visualization tools and skills, delving into the design process and some of the graphic strategies that make the best data visualization pieces so successful. During the day we will touch upon the multiple aspects of…

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