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News Product Sprint

March 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Join the Brown Institute for a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends in news product development! Our two-weekend event, taking place on February 25-26 and March 1, is led by industry leaders Dalit Shalom, Lead Product Designer at the New York Times, and Julia Beizer, Chief Digital Officer at Bloomberg Media.

This news product sprint is open to journalism, data science, and computer science students, and will provide hands-on training in the creation of innovative news products. Through interactive lectures and lab sessions, you will learn about the key concepts and practices of product development, design, engineering, and business. Over the course of two weekends (3-days), you will work in teams to iterate, prototype, and pitch products that engage and retain audiences and tell stories in new ways!

The Brown Institute’s mission is to push the boundaries of storytelling, and this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that. By participating, you’ll have the chance to work in teams to develop ideas that can be proposed to both the Magic Grant program and the Brown Institute Venture Competition, to funding opportunities provided by the institute. The Magic Grant program provides funding to teams in amounts ranging from $10k – $150k to pursue project work over the course of the year. And the Venture Competition provides small seed awards and automatic entry into a paid summer fellowship hosted by the institute to provide students with the resources needed to bring products to life. Apply now and be part of a unique learning experience!

Dates of the Program:

Saturday, February 25 (10am-4pm)
Sunday, February 26 (10am-4pm)
Wednesday, March 1 (6pm-9pm)

To attend, you must be able to commit to the entire duration of the program.

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March 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Brown Institute @ Columbia
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Columbia University