Columbia Gets $2 Million to Fund Research Journalists Can Actually Use
Posted: 4/30/2012 | By: Jeff Sonderman | poynter.org
Rapid changes in digital journalism and its audiences have inspired a lot of research. Much of that research measures how much things have changed
, or describes the latest state of affairs
But where’s the research that tells us what to do about it?
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Tow Foundation are
hoping to fill that gap, by giving Columbia School of Journalism $2
million to fund what you might call “applied research in journalism” —
studies that not only describe what’s happening, but prescribe the best
practices for journalists to follow.