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April 2020

Magic Grant Information Session

April 23, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

The Brown Institute is hosting virtual Magic Grant Information Sessions taking place each Thursday on Zoom at 4:30PM EST. To join, please use the link below: https://zoom.us/j/911667097 Password: 751054 If you’re interested in learning more about our Magic Grant offerings, come to our upcoming information session where you can find out: The types of projects we’re interested in supporting The various types of support we offer to grantees & fellows Eligibility guidelines How our staff can help you develop your…

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The Transparency Series – Political Polling

April 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Presenter Dhrumil Mehta, FiveThirtyEight Workshop Description The last workshop in the Transparency Series takes you through techniques for looking at one or more polls over time. Join Dhrumil Mehta who leads 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, the workshop will emphasize how to find and tell interesting, novel…

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Magic Grant Information Session

April 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

The Brown Institute is hosting virtual Magic Grant Information Sessions taking place each Thursday on Zoom at 4:30PM EST. To join, please use the link below: https://zoom.us/j/911667097 Password: 751054 If you’re interested in learning more about our Magic Grant offerings, come to our upcoming information session where you can find out: The types of projects we’re interested in supporting The various types of support we offer to grantees & fellows Eligibility guidelines How our staff can help you develop your…

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May 2020

Magic Grant Information Session

May 7, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

The Brown Institute is hosting virtual Magic Grant Information Sessions taking place each Thursday on Zoom at 4:30PM EST. To join, please use the link below: https://zoom.us/j/911667097 Password: 751054 If you’re interested in learning more about our Magic Grant offerings, come to our upcoming information session where you can find out: The types of projects we’re interested in supporting The various types of support we offer to grantees & fellows Eligibility guidelines How our staff can help you develop your…

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Magic Grant Information Session

May 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

The Brown Institute is hosting virtual Magic Grant Information Sessions taking place each Thursday on Zoom at 4:30PM EST. To join, please use the link below: https://zoom.us/j/911667097 Password: 751054 If you’re interested in learning more about our Magic Grant offerings, come to our upcoming information session where you can find out: The types of projects we’re interested in supporting The various types of support we offer to grantees & fellows Eligibility guidelines How our staff can help you develop your…

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October 2020

2020 Magic Grant Showcase

2020 Brown Institute Showcase

October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Virtual,

Join the Event! The event features a unique mix of journalists and technologists, all funded through the 2019-20 Magic Grant program — this is their moment to show off a year’s worth of work. The event will take place on a unique virtual platform allowing visitors to mingle with directors and staff, and meet individually with grantees while they demo their projects. The projects this year are incredibly strong. Each one addresses an important contemporary question, be it political, cultural…

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Local Time: A Challenge for Visualization with Johanna Drucker, UCLA

October 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

Each year, the Brown Institute sponsors talks that explore the intersection between media and technology. This year we have three virtual presentations lined up, each challenging us to think about data and computation in new ways. Each talk is by researchers outside of journalism, and yet we have a great deal to learn from their approaches to data and computation. Local Time: A Challenge for Visualization Register The term “local” usually suggests a specific geographical spot, but it also has…

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December 2020

Data Feminism with Catherine D’Ignazio, MIT and Lauren Klein, Emory University

December 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Zoom Meeting

Each year, the Brown Institute sponsors talks that explore the intersection between media and technology. This year we have three virtual presentations lined up, each challenging us to think about data and computation in new ways. Each talk is by researchers outside of journalism, and yet we have a great deal to learn from their approaches to data and computation. Data Feminism Join Now! As data are increasingly mobilized in the service of governments and corporations, their unequal conditions of…

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January 2021

Roles for Computing in Social Justice with Rediet Abebe, Harvard and UC Berkeley

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Zoom Meeting

Each year, the Brown Institute sponsors talks that explore the intersection between media and technology. This year we have three virtual presentations lined up, each challenging us to think about data and computation in new ways. Each talk is by researchers outside of journalism, and yet we have a great deal to learn from their approaches to data and computation. Roles for Computing in Social Justice Register to attend the lecture Recent scholarship in AI ethics warns that computing work…

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The Brown Institute Virtual Mixer

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Virtual

The Brown Institute offers grants, fellowships and unique internships. Our granting program, the so-called Magic Grants, have supported numerous alumni from the school — read about our current cohort here.  You'll see powerful investigative projects (one appearing on the front page of the New York Times this weekend) as well as grants that support new technologies for reporting or telling a story. We support great journalism and great tech and the mixture of the two.  Our internships are equally unique…

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February 2021

Statistics Breakfast with Mark Hansen (Thursdays in February and March 2021)

February 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am EST
Virtual

Some of the biggest stories of 2020 were statistical. We tracked exponential curves as COVID-19 spread across the country. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we reassessed the pace of climate change. And after the 2020 Election, the country debated whether any of the then-President’s claims about voter fraud could be true, attempting to estimate the true number of missing or incorrectly counted ballots. In each story, an increase in observation and measurement, in data, helped us understand little…

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