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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Announcing ‘Volumetric Reporting’: talks and workshops on applications of volumetric capture in journalism

Advances in sensing hardware and computer vision algorithms have enabled common smartphone and tablet devices to be able to see and understand the world in more ways than ever before. Not only are these devices able to display 3D content, but they are quickly being equipped with technologies that allow for 3D capture. Applications have

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The burden of malaria among pregnant women in Nigeria – an update on the reporting grants from Maternal Figures

Data shows that malaria accounts for 11% of maternal deaths in Nigeria. While it is not the lion’s share of the factors that contribute to maternal deaths, it is a significant one. In a story supported by the Maternal Figures Solutions Journalism Fellowship funded by The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Premium Times reporter Chiamaka

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