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Columbia Gets $1.25 Millon for News Case Studies

This from a Knight Foundation press release:

“… the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism a $1.25 million grant to establish the Knight Case Studies Initiative to promote journalism leadership. The initiative will integrate a multimedia method of instruction involving real-world case studies into the school’s curriculum. Students will observe the process of making the news from inside working newsrooms to learn about the editorial, ethical and economic aspects of the newsroom decision-making process. “

The case studies will show the real-time ethical, management and leadership issues a publisher, executive editor or senior correspondent considers in making decisions at the highest levels of the profession.

Major news organizations will provide raw materials for the case studies, including allowing the journalism educators to capture audio and video footage in their newsrooms. Columbia’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning will help professors shape the cases into interactive modules.

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