Helen Gurley Brown Gives Columbia and Stanford $30 Million

Helen Gurley Brown, the former editor of Cosmopolitan, has given a $30 million donation to Columbia and Stanford Universities to help them start a center for media innovation, Brian Stelter reports on Media Decoder. The center would be housed on both campuses, representing “the increasingly important connection between journalism and technology, bringing the best from the East and West Coasts,” the schools wrote. The center will be named for Ms. Brown and her late husband, David Brown. An $18 million portion earmarked for the Columbia Journalism School was the largest donation in its history. Read more on Media Decoder »

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