Brown at the American Society of News Editors Conference

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation made a splash at the American Society of News Editors conference, held Oct. 16-18 on the Stanford University campus.  Magic Grant recipients discussed and gave demonstrations of their projects to attendees during Sunday’s Digital Showcase. The goal: to discuss Brown research, projects and prototypes with newsroom practitioners, many of whom were

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Image Truth/Story Truth, October 16

Digital photography has changed the nature of photojournalism inspiring new creative practices that challenge conventional standards of storytelling and image truth. At the same time, the ease with which images can be digitally altered and shared across social media platforms, often stripped of context and attribution, has led to a crisis of credibility and confusion

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Three layers of openness in design: Maker culture, crowdsourcing and open hardware

Brown Fellow, Dr. Tanja Aitamurto, has just published a journal article at Design Issues “The Open Paradigm in Design Research”, introducing a new definition for open design, co-authored with Dr. Donal Holland of Harvard and Dr. Sofia Hussain at the Norwegian University Science and Technology. The definition includes the openness both in product (e.g. open

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Climate, Data and Journalism

The Brown Institute and the International Research Institute for Climate & Society co-sponsored today’s meeting “Climate, Data and Journalism: A discussion/workshop about the role of data in helping us to report better climate stories.” While researchers produce a great deal of data about the existence and effects of climate change, very little of it is

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Brown & Magnum Partner: Photography Expanded

The Brown Institute at Columbia’s School of Journalism is proud to partner with the Magnum Foundation to launch the 2015 Photography, Expanded Fellowship, an initiative that supports innovation at the intersection of technology and documentary practice and cultivates interdisciplinary ideation and production. This fellowship offers an opportunity for photographers to collaborate with technologists to expand their practices and to

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