Michael Krisch

Deputy Director, Columbia University

Michael Krisch joined the Brown Institute as its Deputy Director in December of 2013, coming from the web strategy team at Columbia Law School. At the institute, Krisch acts as an advisor to the research and grants of the institute and designs and implements educational programming and training in areas, techniques, and mediums not found in the traditional definition of journalism. He also supports private and public partnerships with media and technology companies in New York City, and assists in the creation of new and innovative programs that foster speculation, research and building around how stories are found and told.

In Fall, Michael is teaching Points Unknown, a training module designed around teaching journalists to use spatial data as a tool for communication and reporting. In Spring, Points Unknown expands to GSAPP as an advanced GIS course focused on bridging journalistic technique with the practices of architects and urban designers/planners to explore new forms of cartographic narrative.