Sulzberger 2023: Applications Now Open, including GNI Scholarships
Today I am excited to announce that Google News Initiative will again be sponsoring four scholarships, including tuition and travel, for leaders from groups typically underrepresented in journalism to attend the upcoming 2023 Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia Journalism School, which will start on January 2, 2023. Applications are
The 2022 Sulzberger Fellows
Today I am excited to reveal [https://journalism.columbia.edu/columbia-journalism-school-announces-2022-sulzberger-executive-leadership-program-fellows] the 2022 Fellows for the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia Journalism School! They have been invited to be Sulzberger Fellows because we believe they have the ability to shape the future of journalism and, therefore, the future of
Sulzberger 2022: 4 GNI Scholarships (and New Dates)
Google News Initiative will again be sponsoring four scholarships, including tuition and travel, for leaders from groups typically underrepresented in journalism to attend the upcoming 2022 Sulzberger Program, which will now start on January 3, 2022.
Columbia Sulzberger Scholarships for Underrepresented Leaders in Journalism
Representation at the highest levels of leadership in journalism is essential to an equitable, well-functioning democracy that truly reflects the lived experiences of all of our people. Right now, the journalism industry is falling well short of having the diversity of voices in the room at the leadership level necessary
Open Matter Phase I: Complete
At CUNY: the first of four class photos.To say this year started with a bang for Matter is an understatement. Just two days into the New Year, I learned that: 1. We were moving ahead with our local news innovation bootcamps with the support of Google News Initiative [https:
Thank you, Matter.
It’s six o’clock on a Friday morning in June. No, I’m not blissfully catching up on rest ahead of a homework-filled weekend in Chapel Hill. Instead, I find myself coordinating coffee deliveries, finalizing space setup, and extinguishing every small fire in sight before entrepreneurs arrive. Months of
8 Ways Matter Eight is Changing the Future of Media
Our eighth cohort is moving onward and upward. We anticipate great things. Matter kicked off 2018 with a new cohort of intelligent, capable entrepreneurs with big visions for the media companies they had begun to build. The teams came through our garage doors in February at different stages of development,
Meet the teams of Open Matter Berkeley and Open Matter Georgia!
Participants in last month’s Open Matter MizzouAfter a brief interlude for a little thing called Matter Demo Days, we’re back next week with the final two installments of the first Open Matter bootcamp program [https://www.matter.vc/a-lot-more-experiments-open-matter]. They’re happening on opposite coasts on the same
🎧 The Drunken Walk, S3-E7: Jill Koziol — Co-Founder, Motherly
Jill Koziol, Co-Founder and CEO of Motherly [https://www.mother.ly/] (and Matter Five [https://www.matter.vc/millennial-matter-five] alum!), joined us in San Francisco for a conversation with Matter Eight entrepreneurs. Pete Mortensen, Director of Program in San Francisco, talked with Jill about the incredible growth that Motherly has
🎧 The Drunken Walk, S3-E6: Deepa Subramanian— Co-founder, Wherewithall
The Drunken Walk - Deepa Subramanian - 1:10:11 Deepa Subramanian started out as a physics major and switched to computer science when she realized how much she loved… radiopublic.com Deepa Subramanian [https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamdeepa/] started out as a physics major and switched to computer
Enough is enough. It’s time to support startups that respect our rights.
It’s hard to avoid the headlines. The personal information of tens of millions of people was scraped by a political consultant campaign, using the API of the world’s largest social network. There was no data breach; there were no hackers. The information taken from the API as designed
🎧 The Drunken Walk, S3-E5: Jennifer Brandel— CEO, Hearken
For this week’s speaker series, we were lucky to welcome a longtime member of our community back to Matter. Jennifer Brandel [https://medium.com/@jenniferbrandel], CEO of Hearken and Matter Four entrepreneur, joined us in New York City where she and Roxann Stafford, our Director of Program there, sat
Meet the teams of Open Matter Mizzou!
Open Matter [https://www.matter.vc/a-lot-more-experiments-open-matter] rolls on! Our series of four design thinking and business model innovation bootcamps kicks off in earnest [https://www.matter.vc/announcing-the-open-matter-nyc-teams] at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Monday, and we’re buzzing in anticipation to connect with and coach the
🎧 The Drunken Walk, S3-E4: Caitlin Kalinowski — Oculus VR (rebroadcast)
Caitlin Kalinowski [https://medium.com/@kalinowski007], Product Design Director at Oculus VR, joined us for the second time at Matter in San Francisco to share tips for better prototyping with our latest cohort. This time it was off-the-record, so we’re re-airing our episode with Caitlin from last season. Caitlin
🎧 The Drunken Walk, S3-E3: Kaitlyn Jankowski— theSkimm
The Drunken Walk - Kaitlyn Jankowski - 1:05:03 Kaitlyn Jankowski, better known among friends and colleagues as KJ, is Head of Marketing at theSkimm. In her… radiopublic.com Kaitlyn Jankowski [https://medium.com/@kate_jankowski], better known among friends and colleagues as KJ, is Head of Marketing at
Announcing the Open Matter NYC Teams
Less than two months ago, we had the tremendous privilege to announce Open Matter, a series of four design thinking and business model innovation bootcamps at leading journalism schools [https://www.matter.vc/a-lot-more-experiments-open-matter] offered to for-profit news organizations. In partnership with Google News Lab [https://www.blog.google/topics/
Introducing GunFacts: A Tool for Fact-Driven Gun Debates
GunFacts [https://gunfacts.grafiti.io/] (a project by grafiti [http://grafiti.io], a Matter Seven [https://matter.vc/community/] company) is a site where you can find and share charts, graphs and other data visualizations that reflect how guns impact America — including mass shootings, gun access, violence against women, families
Voice and ambient computing — for good
“Alexa, what’s new?” It’s part of my morning routine — and the routine for 39 million Americans and counting [https://beta.techcrunch.com/2018/01/12/39-million-americans-now-own-a-smart-speaker-report-claims/] . As I drink my morning coffee, my smart speaker gives me short blasts from NPR News, BBC World News, and the Washington