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.