Tow-Knight Center Releases Report on the Job Skills Journalists Need Today

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

“News organizations want to hire new kinds of journalists who combine coding, visual production and audience acquisition skills with traditional reporting competence and even a little entrepreneurial savvy.”

That’s the conclusion of a report just released by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

The report describes the journalistic “superpowers,” or transformational skills, news leaders say they need now, and why. You can read the key findings here.

Former NPR execs Mark Stencel (now codirector of the Duke Reporters’ Lab) and Kim Perry (now senior editor of the digital transition team at The New York Times) wrote the report under the guidance of Tow-Knight General Manager Hal Straus.

Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow-Knight Center, gave his impression of the findings in a story published on Medium. Here’s the link.