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Cross-Pollinating Innovation and “Magic” on America’s Coasts

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Cross-Pollinating Innovation and “Magic” on America’s Coasts

The Brown Institute’s mission is simple, “to look at new ways to find and tell stories,” according to Brown Institute Director and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, Mark Hansen.

Established in 2012 with a $30m gift from Helen Gurley Brown, the former editor-in-chief at Cosmopolitan magazine for over three decades, the Institute was created to provide a platform and to inspire young people in their pursuit of advancing the media industry. The endowment was created in memory of her late husband David Brown. A graduate of both Stanford and Columbia, Brown is most well known for producing hit films like Jaws, A Few Good Men and Driving Miss Daisy.

“David and I have long supported and encouraged bright young people to follow their passions and to create original content. Great content needs useable technology. Sharing a language is where the magic happens. It’s time for two great American institutions on the East and West coasts to build a bridge.”


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This is one of the cases collected as part of the ongoing Media Innovation Mapping project, a collaboration between WAN-IFRA's Global Alliance for Media Innovation and the Media Innovation Studio at UCLanRead about the 30+ Media Labs we talked to so far or contact us to share your story.


Andrea Wagemans


2017-08-30 23:00

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