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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Graduate Research Assistant Opportunity: 
Small Market Newspapers in the Digital Age


The Tow Center for Digital Journalism is pleased to offer Graduate Students the opportunity to apply for a research assistant (RA) position on a new project led by Tow fellow Professor Damien Radcliffe (Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism and Professor of Practice, University of Oregon).
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IN THE COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
When is a frog not a frog?

Research Fellow Ishaan Jhaveri debuts a project to assist journalists on identifying political symbols at NYC Media Lab's Annual Demo Day. Visit the Columbia Journalism Review to read more about how the project is "Tracking the evolution of online visual memes and political symbols" and the progression of the app, along with Ishaan's experience at the Straight Pride Parade that was held in Boston this year. 

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Moving beyond ‘Zuck sucks’

Tow Fellow Anthony Nadler, and co-authors Hamsini Sridharan, and Doron Taussig write on "solutions journalism" arguing that, "If journalists more aggressively cover solutions to the problems of Big Tech, and make them an important part of the news, they would promote a sense that the world could be fundamentally different, and encourage readers—and colleagues in the media—to imagine how."

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TOW CENTER REPORTS

Sourcing Diversity: WHYY and the rocky road to “cultural competency”


Tow Fellow Andrea Wenzel Reports on public radio and cultural competency. "For WHYY and other news organizations seeking to make a transformative shift toward antiracist journalism, pursuing greater inclusion and representation must be part of the work of journalism..."

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TOW CENTER IN THE NEWS
"What isn't wrong with journalism today?"
The Tow Center's Founding Director Emily Bell sits down with the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) ahead of her Dalton Camp Lecture to discuss the current state of journalism. 

Columbia GSAAP's Digital Urbanisms Conference
Tow Assistant Director Susan McGregor moderates panel on data and democracy. The session explored the implications of urban digital tech and data usage for public participation, engagement, citizenship, and inclusion.
 
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