CJR launches partnership with Tow Center, expanding its reach into digital journalism

We are thrilled to announce an expansion of the coverage of digital journalism at CJR.

The Columbia Journalism Review this week kicks off a new vertical on the site focused on research from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and other research centers. 

The new section on the site, with a dedicated editor, reflects the shared commitments of CJR and Tow to maintaining a high level of thought around digital journalism, as well as CJR’s growing focus on innovation. It also solidifies the existing relationship between Tow and CJR within the Columbia Journalism School. 

Beginning next week, Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center, will begin a regular column for CJR. 

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism has been at the forefront of thought leadership on the credibility of journalism online—and particularly on social sites. The Tow Center’s current, two-year project, Platforms and Publishers, examines the role that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have in the distribution of publishers’ work. In addition, Tow has a long list of fellows—both journalists and academics—working to advance the theory, practice, and tools of journalism.

The vertical will draw on these resources to bring this important work to the CJR audience. To start out, this week we are publishing a series of white papers on journalism and terrorism, supported by the Democracy Fund, and written by Rafia Zakaria, Burhan Wazir, and Charlie Beckett.

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We are excited about this new partnership. Together, we hope to bring a new level of excellence to a critical segment of the journalism community.

—Kyle Pope, Editor and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, and Emily Bell, Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism

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