Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

Building a sustainable future for quality journalism through education, research and incubation.


The future of journalism will be shaped by entrepreneurs who develop new business models and innovative projects. We train students and mid-career journalists to build sustainable journalism ventures.

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Exploring viable economic models for digital media is a crucial part of the Tow-Knight Center’s mission. That’s why we conduct, fund and publish research on the shifting economics of journalism and new business models for news.

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Community publishers can make ads work in an age of falling CPMs and ad blockers, say Tow-Knight researchers Michele McLellan and Ashley Welch. Here’s how.

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