The Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York has embarked on a mission to save journalism. By making it entrepreneurial.
It has received two $3 million grants to create the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and a Master of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Journalism.
This is worth celebrating. We’ve finally made peace with the fact that new journalism requires its practitioners to understand where technology is headed, and more importantly, how to build a sustainable news business around it. Kudos.
In a statement, Executive Director Emily Tow Jackson said The Tow Foundation had become “concerned about the fate of print journalism in the digital age and the impact of its decline on the health of our democracy.”
The first graduates are expected in the spring of 2012. Hopefully, that won’t be too late to save the industry.