2020-21 Magic Grant Profile: Local Live(s)

Our 2020-21 Magic Grant Local Live(s) organizes and hosts live events – virtually for now – with journalists telling the stories behind their reporting. Through these events, the bi-coastal team seeks to create a dialogue between reporters in local news organizations and the communities they serve. Ultimately, the Local Live(s) project wants to establish a

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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 (ddld.mx). 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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Stanford Director Agrawala featured speaker at Data on Purpose Symposium

Maneesh Agrawala, Director of the Brown Institute at Stanford, presented “Digital Media Manipulation and Society” at the recent Data on Purpose 2021 conference hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). “Video has become a primary medium for communicating ideas, making sense of information, and sharing new narratives. While advances in technology – including video-recording capabilities embedded

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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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Magic Grant ‘Documenting COVID-19’ Receives 2020 Free Speech & Open Government Award from The First Amendment Coalition

The Brown Institute is pleased to announce Magic Grant project ‘Documenting COVID-19‘ is the 2020 recipient of The First Amendment Coalition’s Free Speech & Open Government award. The project includes a team of journalists, data scientists, and a designer and has worked tirelessly to shed light on how state and local governments have responded to the

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Highlights from Changing Course

Over the past 3 months, the Brown Institute hosted three lectures challenging us to think about data and computation in new ways. Each talk was by researchers outside of journalism, and there were terrific lessons from their approaches to data and computation for journalists interested in these areas. Below are recordings of the lectures by

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