3rd Symposium on Computation+Journalism

The 3rd Journalism+Computation Symposium started with a great set of talks and demos. Greg Linch offers a great summary of Jon Kleinberg’s keynote about the ways information flows through networks and how the media (social and traditional) circulate and transform content. We also had panels about significant research projects taking place in news organizations, from the NY Times to

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David Cohn to speak on Object-Orientated Journalism

Join us for Brown^2 Bag Lunch Speaker Series at Stanford Object-Oriented Journalism: Case Circa by David Cohn, Founding Editor & Chief Content Officer, Circa Friday, November 7th, 2014, 12pm (noon), Y2E2 101, Stanford University Object-oriented journalism atomizes the content into pieces, which can be re-used and circulated in several contexts. David Cohn tells how Circa, one of the best-known journalism start-ups, applies object-oriented journalism

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Drag and Facebook’s Identity Problem

Brown Institute Magic Grantee Jessa Lingel co-authored a piece for The Atlanticon Facebook’s recent public apology. According to their article After aggressively suspending the accounts of dozens of drag performers, in some cases demanding they submit legal ID to keep their profiles alive, yesterday Facebook apologized to the drag queens and the broader queer community supporting

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Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things

This weekend the Brown Institute hosted Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things, an experiment, led by the Digital Storytelling Lab at Columbia, in new forms and functions of storytelling. Roughly 25 storytellers, game developers, makers, creative technologists, experience designers and journalists participated in a special one day story lab. An experiment in co-authorship – Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things invited 25 participants to

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