Columbia Journalism School
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    Welcome M.A. #cuj15

    Classes begin for all students on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Here's to a productive year! Read more

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    Enrique Zileri, Stalwart Publisher in Peru

    Enrique Zileri, whose Peruvian weekly confronted a series of authoritarian governments, died August 25 in Lima. He was a Cabot Prizes board member for many years. Read more

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    Satellites and the Shrinking Louisiana Coast

    ProPublica publishes a multimedia story on coastline erosion after Hurricane Katrina. The Tow Center provided training for journalists in remote sensing technologies. Read more

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    Inaugural Film Fridays Doc Screening

    "Film Fridays" will screen GIDEON'S ARMY on Sept. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. Director Dawn Porter will be on hand to talk about embedding with a small Southern public defender's office. Read more

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    When Journalists Go Missing

    Dean Steve Coll writes in The New Yorker about the dangers reporters face in the field. He'll lead a panel discussion at Columbia on Sept. 9 about covering conflict after James Foley's murder. Pictured here is a memorial service for Foley in Iraq. Read more

Columbia Journalism School turns students into high-impact journalists.

Our Master of Science students develop fundamental reporting and writing skills and professional ethics—in addition to the digital fluency that 21st-century journalism demands.

Master of Arts students dig deeper. By combining three or more years of professional journalism experience with a concentration of their choosing—such as science, health and the environment, business, politics, or arts & culture—our students become stronger reporters, editors, and producers, able clearly to convey subject-area expertise. 

Our Ph.D. program connects the field of communications with an academic study of the humanities to enhance the understanding of media.

Why Columbia Journalism School?

·       Go digital. Our cutting-edge, revamped program reflects the profound changes in the profession. We teach our students to be 21st-century journalists.

·       Learn from the best. Our faculty members, all distinguished journalists, teach and mentor our students at the only journalism school in the Ivy League.

·       Make New York City your beat. We live and work in the media capital of the world. What better place to uncover, analyze, and explain the important stories of our time?

·       Accelerate your career. In one school year, you’ll develop skills that take years to build in the field—and that will put you at the head of the pack.

·       Be in demand. Our alumni are some of the most respected journalists in the world, and our grads have excellent job prospects.

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