USC Annenberg, other top universities launch journalism education initiative

Through a partnership with the Carnegie Corporation and the Knight Foundation, USC Annenberg and four other journalism schools and programs launched on May 26 a new initiative to enhance journalism education and the profession. The Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education involves curriculum enrichment, "News 21" incubators for investigative reporting projects, and a research and policy task force. USC Annenberg dean Geoffrey Cowan (pictured) was a member of the task force that crafted the initiative. Other schools or programs participating in the initiative include Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. "After three years of intense and exciting conversations," said Cowan at the New York press conference announcing the initiative, "we are proud to be part of an effort that may well make an important and even historic contribution to our students, our universities, our profession and to the society."
More about the Carnegie-Knight Initiative
Carnegie Corporation of New York
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation