Funding Founders: New Entrepreneurship Opportunities at the Brown Institute

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural “Impact Grants,” a new award for technology and media entrepreneurs  looking to scale commercial enterprises or not-for-profit ventures. This unique opportunity is made possible by a generous gift from the Helen Gurley Brown (HGB) Foundation.  The Brown Institute, a collaboration

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The Brown Institute Announces Its 2021-2022 Magic Grants

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Magic Grant recipients. The Institute proudly marks a milestone achievement — its 10th cohort of grantees. The projects in this group are a collective response to difficult cultural, social and political

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Reporting Fellowship Opportunity with Richemont North America + Brown

CSR Fellowship. The Brown Institute and the Richemont North America, Inc. (“RNA”), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee are running a pilot fellowship program offering one grad student the opportunity to be a fellow at RNA headquarters in New York City for 10 weeks. Scope of Work. The reporting/research fellow will examine how luxury companies (or adjacent industries) are making their businesses sustainable. RNA has made a commitment to achieving five

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Announcing the ‘Voces Silenciadas’ Podcast – Part of the ‘Democracy Fighters’ Project

The Brown Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Voces Silenciadas (Silenced Voices in English), a podcast by Alejandra Ibarra Chaoul launched from the Magic Grant project Democracy Fighters ( Both Voces Silenciadas and Defensores de la Democracia are representative of Alejandra’s unending commitment to the stories and legacies of murdered journalists in Mexico. Voces Silenciadas

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‘Superpredator’ Article produced by Magic Grant ‘Wolf Pack’ Wins Award From Society for News Design

The Brown Institute is pleased to announce that the article Superpredator: The Media Myth That Demonized a Generation of Black Youth published by the Magic Grant Wolf Pack has received a General Excellence Award from the Society for News Design. The Superpredator article tracks the proliferation of the term Superpredator throughout media coverage in the 90’s and exposes its

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