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The Brown Institute of Stanford and Columbia universities announces its Magic Grant winners

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Jun 10 2021
Awards, Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School, is pleased to announce its 2021-22 Magic Grant recipients. Each year, the Brown Institute awards grants to foster new tools and modes of expression and to create stories that escape the bounds of page and screen.

Magic Grants are awarded by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School. (Image credit: Getty Images)

This 10th year of awards includes nine Magic Grants and two seed grants. Each project addresses an important contemporary issue, be it political, cultural or technical.

For example, one project aims to design interventions to help older adults identify misinformation online. Another grant will assist law enforcement officials, journalists and educators in recognizing racism in their interpretation of social media posts by Black people.

The institute was established in 2012 by a gift from Helen Gurley Brown. David and Helen Gurley Brown believed that magic happens when innovative technology is combined with great content and talented people are given the opportunity to explore and create new ways to inform and entertain.

Grant recipient, Jingyi Li, is a 2017 EDGE Fellow.

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