Research & Centers

Minnesota Journalism Center

Minnesota Journalism Center

Research Center

Minnesota Journalism Center

The Minnesota Journalism Center (MJC) supports a more vibrant, equitable, and sustainable ecosystem for journalism in Minnesota through educational initiatives, outreach and engagement, and applied research.

The MJC was established in 1979 through a gift to the University of Minnesota from the late John Cowles, Sr., chairman of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company, and his wife, the late Elizabeth Bates Cowles. The MJC is housed in Murphy Hall, home of the University of Minnesota's Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In January 2011, the Institute for New Media Studies merged with the Minnesota Journalism Center. The center is collaboratively managed by the journalism faculty and supports the School’s journalism research series, events, and outreach efforts.