[Proposals are due April 8, 2022! Apply here https://brown.columbia.edu/propose/] The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a joint effort between Stanford’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Each year, the Brown Institute awards close to $1M in grants to help you “follow your passion and experiment with new approaches to storytelling,” to paraphrase Helen Gurley Brown.
Announcing Brown’s Innovation Challenge @Columbia! [Register for the PITCH PRACTICE SESSION, February 17 12:30-2:00 pm EST] [Applications are due February 25] We are pleased to announce a competition for Columbia students, alumni and their collaborators, rewarding new entrepreneurial ventures in journalism, media and technology. Perhaps you want to create new kinds of content, design new
Anger + Hope: The founding of NPR and lessons for the future of public media. VIRTUAL EVENT Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern RSVP here Bill Siemering is a radio visionary. Sixty years ago, Siemering was hired to transform WBFO from a student-run college radio club into a professional station. Because of the
The projects we support often need help from either the tech or journalism communities, gathering opinions or testing out new tools. Below we have two projects needing assistance and evaluation: Help a study characterizing online harassment of women journalists on Twitter; and Participate in an evaluation of a tool that aids in community-centered interpretation of
Fred Thys stood on stage and played an audio clip. It was a recording of a man that had been college roommates with a soldier recently killed in active duty. The crowd of over 150 people who had gathered there to listen fell silent. The friend’s portrayal of the fallen veteran wasn’t consistent with what
What could an archive of the future look like? What creative possibilities are offered by the gaps, absences, and silences in archives and historical records? How can artists engage with histories that weren’t photographed? How can found photographs and artist-driven archives contribute to fuller understandings of the past, present, and future? These are some of
Our 2020 – 2021 Magic Grant Covid Financial Crisis has published its third article on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Georgia’s economy. This time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution team analyzed how the pandemic has increased the financial cost of borrowing money for cities, counties, school districts, and hospitals, creating a sort of “COVID
Missing Them, a 2021-22 Magic Grant and collaboration between the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, THE CITY, and the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, reached back to more than 1,000 people who submitted stories to their online obituaries page and interviewed dozens of them on what’s helping them cope with losing loved ones.
The 2020-21 Magic Grant Wolf Pack has published its second piece — a long-read analyzing the media coverage of Denver’s so-called “summer of violence”. The article documents how the city’s local media stoked fear over a crime wave that wasn’t, and in the process supercharged the states criminal justice system with disastrous consequences for its