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Director of Engagement Journalism and Associate Professor, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY
Carrie Brown is the founding director of the engagement journalism Master’s program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Launched in 2015, this program prepares students for careers in engagement journalism, with an emphasis on learning how to understand community information needs, build relationships, and produce tangible impact.
Her research and recent book, Transforming Newsrooms, co-authored with Jonathan Groves, centers on how news organizations can change their cultures and adapt to the changing media landscape. Carrie was previously an associate professor of journalism at the University of Memphis, where she also served as the director of the city-wide high school journalism program and founded a graduate certificate program in entrepreneurial journalism. She has also worked as a daily newspaper reporter and editor and served as the traveling curriculum manager for the Committee of Concerned Journalists before receiving her Ph.D in journalism at the University of Missouri in 2008. She has a Master’s degree in communication from the Annenberg School at Penn and an undergraduate degree in journalism and conservation biology from the University of Wisconsin.