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Blockchain in Journalism: Promise and Practice
October 19, 2018, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbia Journalism School
2950 Broadway, Pulitzer Hall
New York, NY 10027

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University are excited to present Blockchain in Journalism: Promise and Practice, an event for students, reporters, editors, scholars, and entrepreneurs to examine the current state of blockchain technology and how it can be applied to journalism. Panelists invited will discuss issues of business model integration, ethical applications, and innovative technology design in relation to blockchain. 

RSVP required

1:00pm Arrive & introductions

1:20pm Nataliya Stanetsky: Blockchain in 10 minutes

1:30pm Blockchain: Do we need it and what do we do with it?

  • Nataliya Stanetsky (Women in Blockchain)
  • Michael Young (Civil)
  • Nellie Bowles (NYT)

2:30pm Blockchain in journalism

  • Jarrod Dicker (
  • Manoush Zomorodi (ZigZag)
  • Mike Goldin (AdChain)

3:30pm Blockchain: Governance, sustainability, and risks

  • Paul Ford (Postlight)
  • Jim Kennedy (AP)
  • Alexia Bedat (Civil)


Join the conversation using #BlockchainInJournalism.

This event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Please direct any questions to

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, based at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, provides journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a research and development center for the profession as a whole.

The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute is a collaboration between Columbia University and Stanford University, designed to encourage and support new endeavors in media innovation. At Stanford, the primary focus is on media technology, and the Institute is anchored in the School of Engineering. At Columbia, the primary focus is on content, and the Institute is anchored in the Graduate School of Journalism. 

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