J-Schools, Industry, Students Gather to Address the Challenges of the News Frontier

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New York, New York, February 13, 2010 — Carnegie Corporation, in partnership with The Paley Center for Media, hosted a summit on Thursday and Friday of this week to discuss the state of the news industry and how journalism education should transform in order to best prepare students for careers in the 21st century.

Select session from the summit, are now available online

The conference brought together deans, professors, and students from leading journalism schools, as well as senior business and news executives. The summit was an extension of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, a groundbreaking partnership between Carnegie Corporation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, focused on helping journalism schools enrich their programs to improve and spur a national conversation on the importance of journalism education.

The Paley Center for Media, as a leader in the discussion about media’s cultural, creative, and social significance, is proud to be part of this initiative. The Paley Center has historically provided an independent setting for such high-level discussions, facilitating open debate and, thereby, advancement on the crucial issues facing media today.