Jeff Jarvis, who runs the new media program at City University of New York, reports the great news of new support for journalistic entrepreneurialism & innovation:
a $100,000, two-year grant from the McCormick Tribune Foundation to provide seed funding to news start-ups developed by students in my course in entrepreneurial journalism at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.
For a highly traditional foundation like McCormick Tribune to jump in is a terrific development.
It’s not the only thing of its kind out there, which is even more important. Foundations and educational institutions are recognizing the value of this kind of instruction and putting programs into place.
Journalism education is, by and large, way behind the curve. But the range of activity is expanding. That’s extremely good news.