Brown and Data Science at Dana-Farber Partner for a “Zoomposium” on Covering COVID-19

On April 2nd at 2pm, the Brown Institute is offering a “Zoomposium” on COVID-19 Reporting. This event is in collaboration with the Data Science Department of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Join a distinguished panel as they discuss the kinds of models used to predict the course of the virus, issues with testing and recent testing innovations, the

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Announcing the Winners of Our Micro-grants to Inform the Public about COVID-19

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, is pleased to announce its COVID-19 Micro-grant recipients. Just ten days ago, we announced the Micro-grant Call for Proposals not knowing what to expect. A week later, we had over 325 proposals from around the globe. Proposals

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2019-20 Magic Grant Profile: Stories as Programs

Among the projects funded as 2019-20 Magic Grants is a novel technology for teaching “computational thinking.” With their grant, Griffin Dietz and Elizabeth Murnane, computer scientists based in Stanford, are producing A Voice Based Interface for Storytelling and Programming in Early Elementary Years  — a voice assistant-style application that teaches elementary school students the basics

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We are hiring 6 positions to help develop AI-powered tools for local newsrooms!

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia Journalism School is  exploring the application of machine learning (ML) and other technologies to support local newsrooms — both advancing their editorial missions as well as creating new business opportunities engaging readers. As is now the hallmark of Brown Institute projects, our approach will be collaborative

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Vox’s ‘Today, Explained’ host Sean Rameswaram Visits Stanford

In a packed Cypress Auditorium on Tuesday, February 18, Vox’s ‘Today, Explained’ host Sean Rameswaram sat down with Maneesh Agrawala, Director of the Brown Institute, to discuss his daily podcast and how Vox focuses on connecting with audiences in new, uplifting ways. In their conversation, Rameswaram also discussed the daily podcast ecosystem and the state

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