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The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

An update about the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

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Jeremy Caplan

June 18, 2014
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  1. #TowKnight A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO

  2. This is our FOURTH YEAR

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  4. 54 FELLOWS SO FAR

  5. What we’re working on at the CUNY Journalism School Tow-Knight

    Entrepreneurial Journalism 5 Making Stuff Developing Leaders Catalyzing Innovation Injecting new energy into the journalism world Preparing the next generation of stars & leaders Helping people create useful new projects
  6. Here’s how we structure our academic program The Tow-Knight Approach

    6 Academic Exploration Practical Exploration Industry Exploration Learning through interactive classroom workshops Learning by building something yourself Learning by seeing first-hand how innovative startups work
  7. Here’s a quick summary of our five program courses Five

    Courses 7 How Biz Works Business Fundamentals News Industry Insight New Revenue Models for News Practical Resources Tech/Practical Entrepreneurship Real-World Practice Apprenticeship Developing a Project Incubation
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  9. Broadening Our Outreach Expanded Teaching 9 In-Person Classes Online Learning

    Small class sizes, frequent one-on-one meetings, constant feedback and lively workshops yield high-quality learning We employ an innovative online platform to teach with readings, videos, exercises, discussions and live video Webinars
  10. Here’s how we approach the business fundamentals course Teaching Method

    10 Developing Insight Applying Insight Through simulations, exercises, presentations and discussions, we make abstract ideas more concrete and useful Through case studies and applications of frameworks to businesses, we convert concepts into practical insights
  11. Fellows 2011 - 2014 Tow-Knight Program Diversity 11 Title of

    the Chart International 41% Domestic 59% Domestic International International Diversity
  12. Fellows 2011 - 2014 Tow-Knight Program Diversity 12 Caucasian 33%

    Non-White 67% Non-White Caucasian Entrepreneurial Diversity
  13. 13 67% Minority Students in the Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism Program

    2011-14
  14. Fellows 2011 - 2014 Tow-Knight Program Diversity 14 Title of

    the Chart Males 46% Females 54% Females Males Gender Balance
  15. A BUNCH OF STARTUP SUCCESSES

  16. MANDARA SKILLCRUSH NARRATIVELY INFORMERLY & MORE

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  20. STRONG STARTUPS + LOTS OF ALUMS HAVE JOINED

  21. CIRCA SKILLBRIDGE CROWDTANGLE POLICYMIC FUSION

  22. JOURNALISM MANY ALUMS @ GREAT ORGANIZATIONS

  23. HUFF POST YOMIURI SHIMBUN BLOOMBERG NPR FINANCIAL TIMES

  24. 100 Applications From more than

  25. 15 WE PICKED TODAY’S FELLOWS

  26. FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES

  27. INDIA BRAZIL UK ARGENTINA USA JAPAN SLOVAKIA GERMANY

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  31. Learning and Teaching Together We spent more than 200 Hours

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  35. Journalism WORKING AT THE INTERSECTION OF + ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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  38. Over 4 Months

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  40. 33 ALL-STAR WE HAD GUEST SPEAKERS

  41. LEADERS INCLUDING TODAY’S MEDIA/TECH FOUNDERS, DEVELOPERS, JOURNALISTS

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  47. 15 VISITS WE MADE TO STARTUPS & TOP MEDIA/TECH COS

  48. BUZZFEED FACEBOOK TWITTER MASHABLE KICKSTARTER

  49. ON THE ROAD @ BUZZFEED

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  54. MCKINSEY GUARDIAN NYTIMES THOMSON REUTERS AOL

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  60. LAUNCHED THIS YEAR’S FELLOWS HAVE NEW SITES & NEW INITIATIVES

  61. Getting Started … And They are Just #TowKnight

  62. MEET THE 2014 TOW-KNIGHT FELLOWS

  63. Our Grads Include: #TowKnight

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  80. TOWKNIGHT.ORG #TOWKNIGHT