Carrie Brown

Newmark Graduate School of Journalism CUNY

Carrie Brown is the founding director of the social journalism Master’s program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Launched in 2015, this program prepares students for careers in engaged journalism, with a special emphasis on learning how to listen, understand community information needs, build relationships, and produce tangible impact. Her research and upcoming book centers on how news organizations can adapt to the changing media landscape.

Brown 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 as well as serving 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.

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