The Tow-Knight Center serves as a catalyst for journalism innovation and sustainability by running education programs, events, and communities.
Since 2010, our M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism and Entrepreneurial Journalism Advanced Certificate programs have helped more than 100 aspiring journalism entrepreneurs from around the world develop new media ventures, including Narrative.ly, Skillcrush, NK News, and How India Lives.
We recently launched the $14 million News Integrity Initiative to advance news literacy and increase trust in journalism with Facebook, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, the Ford Foundation, and other funders.
Two-thirds of the 24 graduates of our first-in-the-nation Social Journalism M.A. program were working full-time in news within six months of earning their degrees, at organizations such as ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project and The Tylt.
Through our Communities of Practice program, Tow-Knight helps journalists and journalism educators share resources and develop expertise in emerging roles such as news product and audience development. We also conduct research and convene events to support collaboration among media leaders and a sustainable future for news.
The Center was established with generous support from The Tow Foundation and the Knight Foundation.