Entrepreneurial Journalism: The Future Is Now

Posted on 20. Sep, 2010 by in Hyperlocal, New News Organization, News Ecosystem, Paid Content

The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism announced today it will establish the nation’s most intensive program in entrepreneurial journalism with the creation of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and the nation’s first Master of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Journalism.

The $10 million Tow-Knight Center will receive $3 million in funding from the Tow Foundation of Wilton, Connecticut, and $3 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, supplemented by additional foundation grants and in-kind contributions of staff and technology from the CUNY J-School.

The Center, under the direction of Professor Jeff Jarvis reporting to the School’s Founding Dean Stephen B. Shepard, will work to create a sustainable future for quality journalism in three ways:
– Education of students and mid-career journalists in innovation and business management;
– Research into relevant topics, such as new business models for news;
– Development of new journalistic enterprises.

“We are optimists about the future of journalism,” Professor Jarvis said. “We tell our students they will build that future. To help them do that, we realized we have to give them the ability to create and run new products and new companies. We must train not just journalists but entrepreneurial journalists.”

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