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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C+J 2015

Computation+Journalism Symposium 2015, October 2-3, New York City Paper and panel proposals due August 14, 2015 cj2015.brown.columbia.edu The Computation+Journalism Symposium is a celebration and synthesis of new ways to find and tell news stories with, by, and about data and algorithms. It is a venue to seed new collaborations between journalists and computer and data scientists:

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Image Retrieval using Scene Graphs

Authors Justin Johnson, Ranjay Krishna, Michael Stark, Li-Jia Li, David Ayman Shamma, Michael Bernstein, Li Fei-Fei Image search using a complex query like “man holding fish and wearing hat on white boat” returns unsatisfactory results in (a). Ideal results (b) include correct objects (“man”, “boat”), attributes (“boat is white”) and relationships (“man on boat”). Abstract

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In Face on Facebook

2014-2015 Magic Grantees Jessa Lingel and Adam Golub have just published a paper from the Bushwig project. “In Face on Facebook: Brooklyn’s Drag Community and Sociotechnical Practices of Online Communication” appears in the June issue of The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and is likely the first paper published on how drag performers use social media. Here is their abstract. Recently,

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