- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 07/01/06 to 07/01/11
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
- New York, NY
To establish the Knight Case Studies Initiative at Columbia University and plan a journalism leadership center
The digital revolution is changing newsroom decision-making. The Knight Case Studies Initiative is a new journalism education model that is designed to create future journalism leaders. The case-studies program is based on the successful Harvard Case Studies run by its business school. This grant will use dynamic, multimedia techniques, integrating real-life case studies into the journalism school’s curriculum. The web-based case studies will show the real-time ethical, management and leadership issues a publisher, executive editor or a senior correspondent considers in making decisions at the highest levels of the profession. A new, permanent graduate course, “Decision Making in Journalism,” will be created from a dozen cases. This project aims to change the way journalism decision-making is taught in this country by giving teachers and the profession powerful new tools to work with.