Tow-Knight Center Website Goes Live

A new website detailing the activities of the CUNY J-School’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism is up and running.

The inaugural postings include a profile of the 16 students enrolled in the 2012 entrepreneurial journalism class as well as an essay by Tow-Knight Center Director Jeff Jarvis on why he insists that students in the program build for-profit businesses.

The website, which is edited by Peter Hauck, will be updated regularly with program news, research results, admissions information, and other content.

The Tow-Knight Center offers two unique courses of study: a four-semester Master of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Journalism, and a one-semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism for recent M.A. in Journalism graduates and mid-career journalists.

It was established in Fall 2010 with $3 million grants from both The Tow Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Its mission is to help create a sustainable future for quality journalism in three ways:

• Educating students and mid-career journalists in innovation, entrepreneurship, and business management;

• Researching topics relevant to the development of viable economic models for the new digital media;

• Funding, developing, and nurturing new journalistic enterprises.