The Carnegie-Knight Initiative was rooted in a sense that journalism was in trouble. Even before the full impact of digital technology was apparent and the traditional economic model for journalism had collapsed, there was a growing sense that a complex world needed a deeper journalism and better-trained journalists. The nation’s journalism schools were largely responsible for that training, but were widely perceived to be behind the times and, in many cases, marginal players on their campuses.
The Initiative set out to change this dynamic, and after years of coordinated effort, many positive changes and advances can be seen at schools across the nation. Download and read the “2011 Report on the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education” (PDF).