Committee of Concerned Journalists
To secure journalism's future, the group believes that journalists from all media, geography, rank and generation must be clear about what sets journalism apart from other endeavors. To accomplish this, the group has been creating a national conversation among journalists about principles. The group convened a series of forums in the late 1990s and has offered on-site training to print, broadcast and on-line news organizations through its Traveling Curriculum since 2001. By 2006, the group had offered 1½-day sessions to more than 7,300 journalists in more than 120 print, broadcast and on-line newsrooms.
Founded in 1997, CCJ was formerly affiliated with the Columbia School of Journalism. In 2006, it separated from Columbia University and became affiliated with the Missouri School of Journalism and its new Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. CCJ is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a private, American non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting and improving journalism.