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The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School announces its newest cohort of Knight News Innovation Fellows, which brings together leading academics and practitioners to examine innovations in journalism tools and practice. Twelve new projects have been selected to start this year. 

The new fellows join over 90 current and former fellows at the Tow Center. The Fellowship projects are funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read more about the Knight News Innovation research projects at the Tow Center here
How Black Digital News Outlets Combat COVID-Related Misinformation

Miya Williams Fayne, Assistant Professor, Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton

Allissa V. Richardson, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Unmasking Polarization: What conservatives really feel about COVID coverage, and how to rebuild mutual trust

Anthony Nadler, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Ursinus College

Doron Taussig, Journalism and Politics at Ursinus College

Andrea Wenzel, Assistant Professor at Temple University and the author of Community-Centered Journalism: Engaging People, Exploring Solutions, Building Trust.

Video Algorithm and Television News During COVID-19: A Case Study of Google’s Video Search

Qun Wang, Assistant Professor, Fordham University

Islands of Trust? American Public Broadcasting, Trust and Audience Engagement in a Post-Trust Age

Christopher Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia

Hilde Van den Bulck, Professor of Communication Studies, Head of the Department of Communication, Drexel University

Covering COVID-19 with automated journalism: leveraging technological innovation in times of crisis

Samuel Danzon-Chambaud, Media researcher, Institute for Future Media and Journalism, Dublin City University

The South and the Promise of Nonprofit News: Making News for Everyone

Christoph Mergerson, Ph.D. candidate in Communication, Information, and Media, Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information

Digital List Sales and Distribution in Political Marketing: An Analysis

Danielle Lee Tomson, PhD Candidate, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

 Lessons for Journalists from Virtual Worlds

Maxwell Foxman, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Game Studies, University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication

Effectiveness, clarity and impact of visual journalism in the time of a pandemic

Adrian Blanco, Graphics reporter, The Washington Post

Javier Sauras, multimedia journalist, Ph.D. student at Columbia Journalism School

Movement Mappers

Kathy Zhang, Research Affiliate, Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University

Mapping TikTok

Cameron Hickey, Project Director for algorithmic transparency, National Conference on Citizenship

Journalism ethics in the age of algorithms: local news distribution and digital editorial design

Sejin Paik, Ph.D. Student, Emerging Media Studies at Boston University’s College of Communication
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