David Cohn to speak on Object-Orientated Journalism

Join us for Brown^2 Bag Lunch Speaker Series at Stanford

Object-Oriented Journalism: Case Circa

by David Cohn, Founding Editor & Chief Content Officer, Circa

Friday, November 7th, 2014, 12pm (noon), Y2E2 101, Stanford University

Object-oriented journalism atomizes the content into pieces, which can be re-used and circulated in several contexts. David Cohn tells how Circa, one of the best-known journalism start-ups, applies object-oriented journalism in practice. With offices in San Francisco and New York, the company has raised $4 million in funding from some of the top investors.

Prior to Circa, David Cohn founded a pioneering platform, Spot.Us, for crowdfunding journalism, which was later merged with the American Public Media’s Public Insight Network. Cohn was also involved in an early crowdsourcing initiatives like the Assignment Zero, NewAssignment and OffTheBus with the Huffington Post. He is an adviser at the SXSW Accelerator Competition, MatterVC, NewsTrust.Net (TruthSquad) and Global Editor’s Network. In 2010, Cohn was named one of the “Ten Under 30” by Folio magazine and in 2013 Columbia’s Journalism School gave him the Alumni Innovation Award.

Please RSVP by 11/2/2014 using this link. If you have questions, please contact the Stanford Program Manager Kelly Yilmaz at the Brown Institute. Lunch will be provided.