Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Amount: $150,000 in 2016
What is the Tow Center?
The Tow Center operates as an institute within Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. It is poised to take advantage of a unique combination of factors to foster the development of digital journalism. This grant will explore the relationship between terrorism, policy, and all media.
Why do we think this project is a good idea?
We believe that the emerging dynamics of a media system which fosters real time coverage and responses are largely unexplored and are increasingly influential. This project will generate papers reporting on emerging practices and their relationship to the current elections cycle, and convene media industry decision-makers to discuss the findings. This aims to inform pre-election discussion regarding reporting trends, and the effects of social media on the racist and/or Islamphobic rhetoric that has become prevalent.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting the Tow Center?
In 2016, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $150,000 to The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York to support the Tow Center within Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.