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.


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.