Chronicling Higher Education for Nearly Forty Years

Carnegie Corporation of New York



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The Chronicle of Higher Education was founded with Corporation support that was targeted at critical start-up and development stages of the project. It’s an example of how a focused foundation investment was used to create a publication that has become not only essential to the field it serves but sustainable, as well. The Chronicle remains at the leading edge of higher education reporting while exploring innovations that will continue to ensure its viability over time.

Carnegie Corporation support for the Chronicle began with a 1965 two-year grant of $120,000 and continued with a second two-year grant of $100,000 awarded in 1967. Two years later the Ford Foundation awarded the Chronicle a $300,000 grant. The Corporation also provided a small grant in 1968 for “Subscriptions to the Chronicle of Higher Education for selected Commenwealth universities” and a 1973 grant of $152,000 for expanding the newspaper.



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