Announcing the 2019-2020 Magic Grant Call for Proposals

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation announces “Magic Grant” funding opportunity Deadline: April 8, 2019 Application: Information sessions will be held at Columbia University and Stanford University. See our events pages for details. In addition, Columbia will hold office hours through the proposal deadline Thursdays 1-3 (book a session here), while Stanford will hold

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Closing Reception of Knowing Together

We are approaching the closing date for our Creative Technologist Rosalie Yu‘s recent project Knowing Together, a set of seven resin sculptures suspended in acrylic domes using unconventional capture and printing techniques. These sculptures render 3D models produced through collaborative photogrammetry by a group of 35 participants during a workshop commissioned by EdLab, the R&D unit at

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“More Than Just a Pretty Picture” – MIT’s Felice Frankel on “Image and Meaning”

On January 30, the Brown Institute at Stanford welcomed Felice Frankel, celebrated science photographer and MIT research scientist. Frankel offered an afternoon masterclass on “Image and Meaning” and in an evening talk discussed her new book “Picturing Science and Engineering” (MIT Press).  During the well-attended “Image and Meaning” masterclass, Frankel outlined was for students, faculty

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Queer & “Here”

February 27, 5:00-6:30pm, The Brown Institute, RSVP at From hookup apps to investigative reporting, community-building to historical archiving, the Internet has transformed queer experience and visibility. What have these changes wrought? What gains? What losses? In a free-wheeling and frank conversation, Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of the U.S.’s oldest LGBTQ news magazine, The Advocate, and

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Tech, Media and Democracy

The New York Times graciously hosted the first meeting of the all-city class “Tech, Media and Democracy.” About 100 students from five campuses enrolled in the course — Columbia Journalism School, Cornell Tech, The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, The New School, and NYU. Broadly, over the next fifteen weeks we’ll cover  New

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Announcing New Fellowship Opportunities

The Brown Institute at Columbia University sponsors a variety of fellowship opportunities available to students, alumni, faculty, and professionals. Some of our fellowships are targeted, addressing a particular contemporary challenge facing journalism, while others are intended as a professional sabbatical. Some are task-oriented, while others are intended to retrain and retool. Below you’ll find an

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