warning KDMC resources are archived here. We are no longer updating this site.


Tow-Knight grants for digital journalism research projects

by: Amy Gahran |

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is accepting proposals to fund research projects focused on these topics:

  • Transparency. Either transparency and accountability in the practice of journalism and the operation of newsrooms, or exploring broader innovations for making public policy and public institutions more transparent and accountable. How is transparency a social norm within journalism and in digital media?
  • Impact. Establishing metrics and/or methods that can help journalists determine which types of journalism are effective in a digital environment.
  • Data. How is data used in journalism? How are emerging technologies and big data shaping journalism? How can information science, statistics, modeling and mapping influence the journalistic process?

News startups, independent sites, or individual journalists can serve as media partners to assist researchers with these projects.

These grants are funded by a $2 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis (no fixed deadline). To apply, e-mail [email protected]. (Learn more)

Amy Gahran

Amy Gahran is a journalist, editor, trainer, entrepreneur, strategist, and media consultant based in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to writing
Read More

Newspapers under siege as 65 percent of digital ads go to tech companies

By Nancy Yoshihara
6/14/2016 | 10:00 pm GMT

Newspaper revenues and circulation, print and digital combined, continued to decline in 2015 while both cable and network TV enjoyed...

The Diversity Style Guide: Important resource updated and expanded

By Nancy Yoshihara
6/5/2016 | 10:00 pm GMT

Anyone who dismisses or ignores this guide should not be working in journalism. The updated Diversity Style Guide is one...