The Brown Institute is Hiring!

The Brown Institute at Columbia is excited to announce two new full-time staff positions — a Director of Creative Research and an “Impact Fellow.” The Brown Institute was founded 10 years ago with a gift from Helen Gurley Brown. We are a unique, bi-coastal partnership between Columbia Journalism School (CJS) and Stanford’s School of Engineering.

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The winners are in!

The Brown Institute announces its 2022-2023 Magic Grants The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School, is proud to announce its 2022-2023 Magic Grant recipients!  This year Brown awarded eight Magic Grants and three “seed” grants. Some of the winning teams are proposing tools to

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Entrepreneurship Resources for the Upcoming Innovation Challenge

Interested in applying to the Brown Institute Innovation Challenge in Journalism, Media, and Technology? We have a variety of resources to get you ready for the competition. If you have any questions about the competition, please reach out to Christopher McGarry (cm3014@columbia.edu) or the Brown Institute staff (browninstitute@columbia.edu). Pitch Practice Workshops Thu, Feb 17th from

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Documenting COVID-19 project and MuckRock join together to expand public records journalism with partner newsrooms

The Documenting COVID-19 project, started in April 2020 at Columbia and Stanford’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation, will work hand-in-hand with MuckRock to file public records requests and collaborate on accountability journalism with partnering newsrooms. Launched in April 2020 by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Documenting COVID-19 project has filed thousands of public

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The opportunities and limitations of considering geography as an aspect of equity and representation in local news

Seeing the locations mentioned in your news stories on a map provides strong signals about the communities and topics you prioritize. Editor’s Note: This post was co-written and edited by Ana Méndez, Special Projects Editor at The Lenfest Local Lab @ The Inquirer; Faye Teng, UX Designer at The Lenfest Local Lab; and Michael Krisch,

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