Call for Research Proposals: Deadline Nov. 15

In January 2015, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School was awarded $3 million in new funding from the Knight Foundation to support rigorous research into emerging technology and trends impacting the news industry.

As part of that grant, we are pleased to announce a new call for research project proposals. We invite students, researchers, faculty and practitioners in the fields of computer science and journalism to propose potential research projects that fall within our four areas of inquiry:

  1. Computation, Algorithms and Automated Journalism;
  2. Data, Metrics and Impact;
  3. Audiences and Engagement;
  4. Experimental Journalism, Models and Practice.

We are particularly interested in funding people to study the following topics:

  • Business models within the news industry
  • Advertising and journalism
  • Branded content
  • Bots
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Audio/podcasting

You can read some of the previous research supported by the Knight Foundation here. Since January 2015 Tow Fellows have studied a broad range of topics including Virtual Reality, Podcasting, Design and Journalism, Newsroom Metrics, and Solutions Journalism.

We outline the proposal process for research projects in further detail on Submittable, and encourage you to adhere closely to the outline noted.

For more details and to submit your proposal, visit our Submittable page.