Who We Are
Led by director Emily Bell since our founding in 2010, our team of researchers examines digital journalism's industry-wide economic trends, its cultural shifts, and its relationship with the broader, constantly changing world of technology. Operating as an institute within Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, the center provides journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a research and development center for the profession as a whole.
Academic researchers and working journalists seeking to propose a long-term project should reach out directly to the Tow Center staff by email at [email protected]. Tow funds research into the intersection of newsrooms and new and emerging technologies and tech companies—view our publications for more information about our recent work.
Visit Columbia Journalism School's page for more information on the the computer science/journalism dual master's degree, where students are trained to produce data journalism.
Read more about Tow's ongoing Platforms and Publishers project, including our two scholarly reports, and view our Platform Timeline, tracking newsworthy events in the life cycles of tech platforms.