Carrie Brown

Director, Social Journalism master’s program, City University of New York (CUNY)

The City University of New York’s groundbreaking social journalism master’s program, which Dr. Carrie Brown developed and now directs, is a radical answer to the question of how transformations in the news landscape change not only the curriculum of journalism education but its fundamental value proposition. It recasts journalism as a service that helps communities meet goals and solve problems, using a wide range of new tools and skills involving relationship-building, data, social media, and business. Brown will explore how j-schools must rethink their curriculum not only to apply the skills of journalism in museums, healthcare, and the arts but also to rethink how to best serve readers in the digital, mobile age.

Professor Brown will be participating in the following sessions:
Breakout session: Innovations in education (1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Closing plenary: The journalism school value proposition (3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)