include strategic interventions, educational programs, research and experimentation that aim to advance high quality journalism, support press freedom and create an informed, actively engaged public.
Launched with the generous support of Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch and the Harnisch Family Philanthropies, including Ruth Ann’s continued guidance, the projects have gained additional funding from the Carnegie Corporation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the David and Katherine Moore Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Led by Professor Geanne Rosenberg and housed in Baruch College’s Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions, the Harnisch Journalism Projects have included:
- Journalism, news and digital literacy and youth empowerment programming for high school students
- Media law interventions and education in support of college journalism programs as news providers.
- News and digital literacy education for college students.
- An online course hosted by the Poynter Institute’s News University on newsgathering liability.
- A course in development on avoiding plagiarism and fabrication, also to be hosted by Poynter’s News University.
- Internships for high school students with ethnic media outlets.
- Numerous panels and public events on Media Law and News & Digital Literacy.