Carnegie-Knight Task Force

The Shorenstein Center participates in an initiative funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The two foundations joined together with twelve universities to develop a vision of what a journalism school can be at an institution of higher education.

The Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education has three parts:

  • A curriculum enrichment effort to deepen journalism education
  • News21, an innovative news reporting project for students that builds on intensive content-based coursework
  • The Carnegie-Knight Task Force, based at the Shorenstein Center, the research arm of the Initiative

The Task Force has developed a new website, Journalist's Resource, for journalism educators, students and journalists. The site provides access to scholarly reports and papers on a wide range of topics. Based at the Shorenstein Center, the Task Force has produced five reports on journalism and journalism education.

Carnegie-Knight deans speak out on public policy issues affecting journalism and journalism education. These have included a New York Times article on the impact of FCC regulations on local reporting, and a Washington Post article taking on the issue of government secrecy and the press.

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