Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy and Education
Fordham University, New York

In 2009, Bernard Schwartz established Fordham University's Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy and Education, a new initiative devoted primarily to studying America’s embattled newsgathering traditions and investigating solutions for their survival. The Center is led by educator, author, and former public television executive Dr. William F. Baker.

The center has already hosted seminars and sponsored publications on new business models for newspapers, media audience research, and effective non-profit management strategies, and has entered into a partnership with the Juilliard School to offer a course called, "Understanding the Profession: The Performing Arts in the 21st Century."

Reflecting both its broad mandate and the wide-ranging interests of Dr. Baker, the Claudio Aquaviva Chair and Journalist in Residence at Fordham's Graduate School of Education, the center will work to advance a wide range of projects.

Drawing on Baker’s twenty plus years of public media experience, both with New York’s WNET and at the national level, the Schwartz Center will research and promote the potential role of public broadcasting in preserving the professional gathering and reporting of news.

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