NEW YORK, NY -- The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is excited to announce its first-ever endowed chair, in journalism innovation, and the first designee will be Professor Jeff Jarvis, a world-renowned thought leader on the future of the news business. The Tow Foundation has pledged $1.5 million over five years to support The Leonard Tow Chair for Journalism Innovation, which is named after its founder, a cable television pioneer and philanthropist who has been a principal donor to the CUNY J-School.
Emily Tow Jackson, executive director and president of The Tow Foundation said, “We are thrilled to continue our support of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism through establishing this endowed chair. Jeff Jarvis is at the forefront of innovation and an important leader in the field. This investment will positively impact the school and its students and support the CUNY J-School and Jeff Jarvis to make important contributions to the ongoing transformation of the field of journalism.”