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Register Now For Tow Center’s Single Subject News Network Conference

Join the Tow Center for the Single-Subject News Network Conference at Columbia Journalism School.

Over the course of the weekend of November 8-10, Tow Center will host a series of panels and discussions amongst students, industry, and 20 Single-Subject News study participants. The goals of this conference are to illuminate the trend towards single-subject news sites as they fit into mainstream news media, highlighting best practices, funding potentials, and other core items in this field.

Click Here to Register for the SSNN Conference

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University is exploring this trend in the digital world. Tow Center post-doc research scholars Lara Setrakian and Kristin Nolan, under the direction of Director Emily Bell and Research Director Taylor Owen, are conducting research on single-subject news websites and creating the Single-Subject News Network in order to share best practices and provide support for these burgeoning websites. The research, which emphasizes the study of how single-subject websites have responded to the lack of in-depth coverage of international issues and crises is funded from The Tow Foundation and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The discussion and study will cover a variety of online archetypes to capture the single-subject trend is in its infancy. In summary, we hope to jumpstart dialogue, create a community of like-minded leaders, and build a roadmap for others wishing to grow their own single-subject websites. This event is meant to be for Columbia community members and industry to come together to analyze this niche portion of the journalism field. Learn for about the SSNN Conference here.