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Entrepreneurial Journalism Fellowship


Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

runs educational programs, conduct research and support journalism startups to help foster sustainable business models for quality journalism.


Our entrepreneurial journalism fellowship — our core program — is a unique, 15-week, intensive immersion into the process of building a media startup. Each year we select a small group of outstanding individuals who spend January through May with us developing their own entrepreneurial journalism projects (sites, apps, services, products, etc). Here’s more on the curriculum. We also administer elective courses for graduate students at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Participants earn an advanced certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism — the first such certificate in the country — through a combination of coursework, practical training and building something new. Students who also complete the three-semester M.A. program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism earn a Master of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Journalism, the nation’s first such degree. Read more about the center’s activities.

  • Join one of the world’s leading entrepreneurial journalism programs.
  • Develop your own venture between January 16 and May 18, 2018.
  • Meet top media innovators from Facebook, Twitter, NYTimes and beyond.
  • Take workshops with top professors and work with a personal mentor and industry coaches to build your own startup.


    • Length: 15 weeks from Jan – May
    • Apply: July

Spud’s Thoughts:

I honestly don’t know a ton about this group – I dug them up after some researching on new forms of journalism emerging. If you have any personal experience with the program, I’d love to hear from you to get your thoughts on how beneficial it was. It is a paid program, but they do say they have scholarships available.