The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is now accepting applications for the 2014 Advanced Certificate Program. The program begins on January 21, 2014 and ends on May 23, 2014.
We welcome applicants with a passion for innovation and experience in journalism and/or related media, business or technology fields.
This page is a resource for interested candidates, where you can find what you need to know about the application process, fees, our alumni and any other questions you might have.
So, tell me a bit more about the program…
The Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism Program is a unique, 15-week intensive immersion into the entrepreneurial process. Each year we select a small group of outstanding individuals who spend the winter and spring with us developing their own entrepreneurial journalism projects (sites, apps, services, products, etc). Here’s more on the curriculum. Each participant earns an advanced certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism — the first such certificate in the country– through a combination of coursework, practical training and building something new!
What kind of candidate are you looking for?
Anyone with passion for an idea, an interest in entrepreneurial journalism and professional experience in either journalism, media, technology or business. Minimum requirements include creativity, English fluency and a tolerance for risk, uncertainty and occasional failure. We thrive on diversity and consider all applicants on the basis of their individual strengths.
How do I apply?
Easy! Just submit the application. Here it is:
What are the application questions?
Here’s a list of the application questions in case you’d like to answer them offline before submitting your application.
When is the application deadline?
Our application season begins June 21 and lasts through October 31. We’ll continue to accept applications submitted through November 8.
When will I know if I’ve been accepted?
Final decisions for 2014 will be made in November. After you’ve submitted your application, we may reply with follow-up questions, an interview request, or an update on your candidacy.
What are the fees?
As of September 2013, for New York State residents enrolled in the one-semester advanced certificate program offered by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, the tuition is $4,585 plus $565 in fees, for a total of $5,150.
For non-New York State residents enrolled in the one-semester program, the tuition is $8,520 plus $565 in fees, for a total of $9,085.
Is there any tuition assistance?
Scholarship assistance is available in some cases for tuition, though we do not have funding for living expenses or travel.
For more about fees at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and information about scholarships and financial aid, check out the tuition and fees page.
What are the program dates for the 2014 class?
The 15-week program runs from January 21, 2014 through May 23, 2014. Classes are held on Mondays from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Workshops and field trips to startups take place on Wednesdays and Fridays, with occasional weekday evening seminars. Special weekend sessions, independent work, group trips and other events will also be scheduled during the term.
I’d like to have a one-on-one conversation about the program or visit. Can I do that?
We’d be happy to talk with you one-on-one or to host a visit. Send us an email request to the program director at jeremy.caplan at journalism dot cuny dot edu.
Where can I find out more about your online program?
Who are some of the program’s alumni?
Here’s Narrative.ly founder Noah Rosenberg talking about how the program helped him in developing his startup idea:
Anything else I need to know?
I stil have more questions. How can I get in touch?
Email us at jeremy.caplan at journalism dot cuny dot edu, or message us on Twitter @tkcuny