Deputy Director, Columbia University
Michael Krisch is the Deputy Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a bicoastal research institute at Columbia Journalism School and Stanford Engineering. At the institute, Krisch manages the granting process, and serves as an advisor to research and grants. In addition to grant management, he is responsible for major aspects of institute programming, including designing and facilitating lectures and workshops. Often complementary to programming, Krisch manages relationships with partner organizations, including the Magnum Foundation, and our long-running Photography, Expanded labs.
In his research, Michael Krisch leads Mapping Local News, a research project in partnership with the Lenfest Institute and the Philadelphia Inquirer, aimed at building machine learning-based tools to help newsrooms analyze equity and representation in their work at scale. He also is a lead instructor of Points Unknown, a GIS-based curriculum that is implemented through workshops and courses at Columbia Journalism School and the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University.