Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Magic Grants! Submissions are due TOMORROW May 15

TOMORROW! APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TOMORROW MAY 15! The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute at Columbia Journalism School and the School of Engineering at Stanford are delighted to announce its 2020-2021 Magic Grant program. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the proposal deadline has been extended until May 15, 2020! Each year, the Brown Institute

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Mapping Data Flows – Zoom Edition

Video conferencing app Zoom has surged in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting the questions: what data can the company collect about our conversations, and what could they do with it? Those questions were answered by the researchers behind Mapping Data Flows —  John Batelle, Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s School

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Who’s in Charge?

This post is part of a series of profiles of our current 2019-20 Magic Grants. It gives us an opportunity to brag about the great work being done by our grantees, and also to encourage you to consider applying for one of next year’s grants! Funding could start as early as July 1, depending on

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Life on the Screen

This post is part of a series of profiles of our current 2019-20 Magic Grants. It gives us an opportunity to brag about the great work being done by our grantees, and also to encourage you to consider applying for one of next year’s grants! Funding could start as early as July 1, depending on

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Magic Grantee Derek Kravitz on the reporting behind The Times’ “Why New Orleans Pushed Ahead With Mardi Gras”

By Alex Calderwood Brown Institute fellow Derek Kravitz and New York Times correspondent Richard Fausset published a story yesterday that detailed why New Orleans officials went ahead with Mardi Gras, despite the growing worries at the time regarding COVID-19. The story, published in The Times as “Why New Orleans Pushed Ahead With Mardi Gras, Even

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