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Brown Institute showcase features tour guide drones, defense contract database

From drones acting as tour guides to mass-analyzed cookie recipes, the projects on display at the Brown Institute’s first ever media innovation showcase were anything but conventional. Funded by Brown’s year-long Magic Grants, interdisciplinary teams from Stanford and Columbia pioneered new techniques for every step of the storytelling process — from research tools for journalists to new ways of telling a story.

Glam Grads: Anita Varma on journalism and solidarity

In this edition of Glam Grads, The Daily talked with communication Ph.D. candidate Anita Varma M.A. ’15 about her research interests in journalism studies and communication theory under Theodore Glasser, professor of communication. Varma earned her undergraduate degree in media studies from Vassar College and went on to work for Google before arriving at Stanford for her Ph.D and master’s. Varma’s current research involves the connection between American journalism and solidarity.

Q&A with Knight Fellow Jeneé Desmond-Harris

Jenée Desmond-Harris is one of this year’s John S. Knight Journalism Fellows. Desmond-Harris is focusing on investigating the best practices for journalists covering race in America. A former staff writer at Vox and editor at The Root, she freelances for many publications, including the New York Times and MSNBC. The Daily talked with Desmond-Harris about her experiences with journalism and being a JSK fellow.