Monday, January 30, 2012

Helen Gurley Brown aims to boost news technology

Gurley Brown
Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown, 89, has donated $30 million to Stanford’s engineering school and Columbia’s j-school to start an institute to develop new media technology. Here’s a link to the release. Each school will get $12 million and Columbia will get an extra $6 million to build a high-tech newsroom on its New York City campus. Stanford engineering professor Bernd Girod will be the institute's founding director until Columbia appoints his east coast counterpart.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stanford and Columbia seriously consider Cosmo as journalism?

Michael Patrick said...

$18 million from a publishing figure to benefit a j-school—can't argue much with that.

Anonymous said...

No doubt her interests tend towards 'hard news'. One wonders how long her Cosmo girls must wait for a vibrating iPad.