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April 2021

Magic Grant Information Session – Columbia

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Virtual

The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute at Columbia Journalism School and the School of Engineering at Stanford are delighted to announce its 2021-2022 Magic Grant program. Applications are due May 1, 2021! To provide more information about our grants and the application process, the Brown Institute is hosting virtual Magic Grant Information Sessions on the following dates: Fri, 3/12 3-4pm EST Wed, 3/24 11am-12pm EST Mon, 4/5 from 5-6pm EST Fri, 4/16 4-5pm EST REGISTER HERE Each year, the Brown…

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3D reconstruction with Photogrammetry

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Virtual

The Brown Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Volumetric Reporting, supported by a Provost Teaching and Learning Grant for Emerging Technology, a seminar and training series which will explore the affordances of volumetric capture and its applications in journalism. The series will begin with talks by Francesca Panetta, formerly of The Guardian and the MIT Advanced Virtuality Lab and Shourideh C. Molavi of Forensic Architecture — who will introduce applications of volumetric capture for reporting and storytelling. Talks will…

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Points Unknown – Session I (Spring)

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Virtual

News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. Alongside the development of web technologies, journalistic organizations have incorporated web-based maps to enhance reader engagement with stories. But these interactions haven’t always been easy to produce. Points Unknown will train journalism students in GIS and mapping techniques to analyze and visualize spatial information.…

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Magic Grant Information Session – Stanford

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Virtual

The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute at Columbia Journalism School and the School of Engineering at Stanford are delighted to announce its 2021-2022 Magic Grant program. Applications are due May 1, 2021! To provide more information about our grants and the application process, the Brown Institute is hosting virtual Magic Grant Information Sessions on the following dates: Friday, March 26 at 2-3pm PST Monday, April 12 at 2-3pm PST REGISTER HERE Each year, the Brown Institute awards close to…

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Points Unknown – Session II (Spring)

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Virtual

News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. Alongside the development of web technologies, journalistic organizations have incorporated web-based maps to enhance reader engagement with stories. But these interactions haven’t always been easy to produce. Points Unknown will train journalism students in GIS and mapping techniques to analyze and visualize spatial information.…

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Magic Grant Information Session – Columbia

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Virtual

The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute at Columbia Journalism School and the School of Engineering at Stanford are delighted to announce its 2021-2022 Magic Grant program. Applications are due May 1, 2021! To provide more information about our grants and the application process, the Brown Institute is hosting virtual Magic Grant Information Sessions on the following dates: Fri, 3/12 3-4pm EST Wed, 3/24 11am-12pm EST Mon, 4/5 from 5-6pm EST Fri, 4/16 4-5pm EST REGISTER HERE Each year, the Brown…

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Points Unknown – Session III (Spring)

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Virtual

News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. Alongside the development of web technologies, journalistic organizations have incorporated web-based maps to enhance reader engagement with stories. But these interactions haven’t always been easy to produce. Points Unknown will train journalism students in GIS and mapping techniques to analyze and visualize spatial information.…

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Points Unknown – Session IV (Spring)

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Virtual

News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. Alongside the development of web technologies, journalistic organizations have incorporated web-based maps to enhance reader engagement with stories. But these interactions haven’t always been easy to produce. Points Unknown will train journalism students in GIS and mapping techniques to analyze and visualize spatial information.…

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July 2021

Introduction to Augmented Reality Storytelling

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Online Webinar NY + Google Map

HYBRID EVENT: In-person participation limited to the first 10 registrants. REGISTER HERE   Augmented reality can be a useful tool for presenting readers with interactive visual information on a real-world scale, enabling the viewer to see an object or scene from different points of view. The field of journalism was one of the first to capture and publish the world in 3D, and news organizations like The New York Times and The Washington Post have dedicated sections for such content…

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September 2021

Columbia Hacking for Humanity

September 10 - September 12
Columbia University

Hacking for Humanity is an opportunity to initiate and get traction for startup ideas that are focused on solving a problem for people and/or the planet. There are many terms used to describe such ventures including: “impact ventures”, “double bottom line”, “double impact”, “triple bottom line”, “sustainable”, “ESG”, and others. We use the term social ventures, which is inclusive of all solutions leveraging new technologies, research-based ideas, and innovations that can span a broad range of topics, fields, and industries.…

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October 2021

2021 Magic Grant Showcase

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Virtual,

Join us for a virtual reception starting at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT) on October 14, 2021 to be held in a special space hosted by ohyay.co and designed by the Brown Institute. The event features a unique mix of journalists and technologists, all funded through the 2020-21 Magic Grant program. The projects this year are incredibly strong. One team has built an audio storytelling platform that uses geolocation to connect participants to stories of people, places, and things that they walk by.…

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