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Tanja Aitamurto

Brown Institute
Deputy Director
Dr. Tanja Aitamurto is the Deputy Director and a Brown Fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the School of Engineering at Stanford. She studies civic technologies and media innovations and teaches how to develop those by using human-centered design practices. In many of her projects she examines how collective intelligence, whether gathered by crowdsourcing, co-creation,crowdfunding, or principles of open innovation, impacts journalism, governance and product design, namely media innovations. Tanja has been a journalist in Finland specializing in foreign affairs and reported in countries like Afghanistan, Angola and Uganda. She has also taught journalism at the University of Zambia, worked at the Namibia Press Agency and covered technology at VentureBeat, a Silicon Valley-based tech blog. You can follow her on Twitter: @TanjaAita.