Office Hours announced for CJS Students

The Brown Institute is pleased to announce appointment-based office hours for students needing help in all things digital. This includes (but is not limited to) students seeking assistance with data, data visualization, mapping, augmented reality, virtual reality, 360-degree video and the Adobe Creative Suite. Please book office hours at or by using the tool

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Brown and the UN-DESA Stat Division launch Data Storytelling CfP

The Columbia Journalism School’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation in collaboration with UN-DESA’s Statistics Division is pleased to announce a call for project proposals on data storytelling, aimed at nurturing new collaborations between national statistics systems (NSSs), including national statistical offices (NSOs), and journalism outlets. Proposals are due 20 July 2018, and winners will be

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All-city journalism class receives press

In Spring of 2018, Brown Institute Director Mark Hansen co-designed and co-taught an all-city class focused on defending journalism and democracy. The class, Tech, Media & Democracy had representation from six New York City-based universities, including Cornell Tech, City University of New York, New York University, The New School, and The Pratt Institute, and Columbia Journalism School

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DataShare, Explained

Reporting and breaking the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers investigations required a centralized platform that made it possible for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ to collaborate while exploring tens of millions of files. As successful as these probes proved, the platform failed to make a searchable database that connected data stored in individual reporters’ computers. Supported by a 2017-18 Magic Grant

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