Robert Smith, the award-winning host of NPR’s Planet Money, will become the director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism starting July 1. He will also join Columbia Journalism School’s faculty.
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation has been awarded a $500,000 two-year grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of a $3 million initiative to support the use of artificial intelligence to strengthen the sustainability of local news organizations.
Four distinguished journalists were selected for the next group of Spencer Education Journalism Fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year to study and produce significant works of journalism on the state of education across America.
Zeynep Tufekci, a leading scholar and writer on the complex relationship between technology and society, will be joining Columbia Journalism School’s faculty as a visiting professor in the fall of 2021 to shape the school’s new Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security.