Columbia University News Brown Institute for Media Innovation Grand Opening

With the parting of a leopard-print curtain and the flash of cameras, the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation officially opened Sept. 16 in its new space in the Journalism School’s Pulitzer Hall.

September 17, 2014

The Institute, endowed by longtime Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown in honor of her late husband, the movie producer of such hits as Jaws and Driving Miss Daisy, opened in 2012, but its specially designed space has been under construction since then. A collaboration between the Journalism School and Stanford Engineering—David Brown was an alumnus of both—the Brown Institute was founded with the mandate to invent and apply cutting-edge technology to journalism and storytelling.