New Report on Global South Media Startups

Researchers at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs spoke to 26 outlets from the Global South between July and December 2018, asking editors and founders to describe their business models and to reflect on their mission, their successes and failures and how they survive. Among others, they spoke to Daily Maverick (South Africa), Frontier Myanmar (Myanmar), Himal Southasian (recently forced out of Nepal and now based in Sri Lanka), Malaysiakini (Malaysia), Oxpeckers (covering Southern Africa), and Sin Embargo (Mexico). Researchers found that, despite breaking news, having impact and planting themselves firmly in their local communities, the outlets are mostly still dependent on donor funding.

Source: CIMA

Posted on: March 6, 2019

Free Columbia MOOC on Global Muckraking

Columbia University is offering a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on global investigative journalism. Taught by Anya Schiffrin, author of the book Global Muckraking, the course features such speakers as Columbia Journalism Graduate School Dean Steve Coll, ICIJ's Mike Hudson, GIJN's David Kaplan, OSF's Maria Teresa Ronderos, CPJ's Joel Simon, & Sahara Reporters' Omoyoele Sowore. Classes start Feb 8. 

Source: Columbia University

Posted on: January 20, 2017

16 Tips for Picking the Right Journalism School

At a recent forum, admissions chiefs from two prominent journalism schools -- Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism; and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism.Journalism Grad School -- offered useful advice for applying to J school. The story is a bit US-centric, but there are useful bits of advice offered. Our favorite: "Read the News Every Day."

Source: College Media Matters

Posted on: November 9, 2014