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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.19.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Pulitzer Prizes were awarded Monday, honoring standout journalism that tackled topics including police violence, education inequality,...


Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.18.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Now, let us draw the obvious analogy. Newspapers today (and television news) are very much produced as was the Encyclopedia Britannica - by a small group of editors and expert contributors. The Encyclopedia Britannica, you will note, stopped publishing in 2010. Newspapers, no doubt, will not be far behind.

Brian Williams Tells Tom Brokaw Why Katrina "Still Gets To Me" (VIDEO)

Abi Wright | Posted 08.24.2014 | Media
Abi Wright

In an interview with Tom Brokaw at Columbia Journalism School last Thursday for "The duPont Talks" web interview series, Brian Williams reflected on c...

Letter From Columbia Journalism Professors to His Excellency Adly Mahmoud Mansour

Bruce Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2014 | College
Bruce Shapiro

As faculty members of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, we write to protest the continuing detention of, and criminal proceedings directed against, reporters, producers and other news professionals of Al Jazeera and Al Jazeera English.

'Imagine If The Kennedy Shooting Happened Today'

Joan Gage | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Everyone who was older than, say, five, on November 22, 1963 has a story that begins, 'On the day that Kennedy was shot, I...' Those too young to remember it have filed away Kennedy's murder in their minds along with other national tragedies: the assassination of President Lincoln, the Hindenburg disaster, Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Titanic, the San Francisco earthquake.

Existential Journalism Revisited

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here we go again. What is journalism? Who is a journalist? How do you educate journalists? It's an existential question that's becoming more pertinen...

Tough Times At Columbia Journalism Review

Capital New York | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.10.2013 | Media

In media, there are big fish and little fish. Which is why the appointment of Cyndi Stivers as editor-in-chief of didn't create a lot of noise...

Longform Journalism Gets New Startup

Capital New York | Jesse Sposato | Posted 03.26.2013 | Media

How many great stories never end up seeing the light of day as a result? Lots, according to Michael Shapiro, a Columbia Journalism School professor w...

Columbia J-School Chose An Eminent Outsider Over A Popular Internal Choice | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

When Columbia University President Lee Bollinger appointed Steve Coll dean of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism earlier this week, he brought i...

Our Democracy Is Only as Strong as Our Press

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Many have despaired over the perceived decline of journalism. But I see many reasons for hope. In our new digital environment, what endures is the need for excellence, knowledge and integrity from a free press who helps people become good citizens.

Master's Degree Mania: Employers Win, Students Lose

David Callahan | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
David Callahan

The explosion of master's degree is great for employers and it's great for universities. It's just not great for all the young people now caught up in an expensive educational arms race.

Barbara Walters Apologizes For Attempting To Get Assad Aide A CNN Internship

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media

Barbara Walters has apologized after newly released emails showed her attempting to get a close aide to Syrian president Bashar al-Asaad an internship...

So Long and Thanks for All the Gray Hairs

Anna Hiatt | Posted 07.22.2012 | College
Anna Hiatt

The peanut gallery sat crowded together atop the bleachers. The 10 months of journalism school went by in a caffeinated, sleepless haze.

Goodbye J-School, Hello World

Anna Hiatt | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
Anna Hiatt

Our whirlwind friendship began what seems like a century ago. It was before the moment that New York became "home." "It shall be a carnival of the liver," he said.

Starkman on the Decline of Business Journalism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We can all agree that business journalism can be improved. I have my own kit bag of concerns and fears. But Dean Starkman seems to suggest that reforming journalism shouldn't be all that hard -- that it's really a matter of realizing what's gone awry.

The Fundamental Choice

John Thompson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Data-driven "reform" seems very rational, and not inhumane, from 30,000 feet above our schools and families.

Creating Educational Monocultures

John Thompson | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
John Thompson

"Reformers" still seek to build educational monocultures. They want to destroy the educational "status quo" in order to save our diverse school systems. So, one rushed "silver bullet" after another is funded.

Jack Mirkinson

NYT Reporters Captured In Libya Recount Their Harrowing Ordeal | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media

The four New York Times reporters who were kidnapped in Libya spoke out at their first public event on Thursday. The event, which was held at the C...

Venezuelan President, Criticized For Press Stifling Press, Wins Journalism Award

Posted 05.30.2011 | World

LA PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who critics accuse of stifling press freedom, was given a prize by an Argentine jour...

Howard French on Africa in a Chinese Century (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Fifty years almost to the day after the catastrophic assassination of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo, the journalist Howard French is sketching an alternative path ahead for African development today.

Village Voice In Plagiarism Scandal, Forced To Retract Article

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Village Voice found itself embroiled in a Jayson Blair-style scandal when it emerged that a reporter had fabricated characters for an article. ...

Tea Party Brewing In Brooklyn (VIDEO)

Huff Post Citizen Reporting | Laura Kusisto and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. The Tea Party movement has c...

Dean Sree Sreenivasan on Using Social Media For Better Journalism

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

"I used to say "justify every pixel," said Sree Sreenivasan, a dean of student affairs and professor at the Columbia Journalism School. "Now I say earn every reader."

Orthodox Matchmaker: A Love Story in Midwood

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Yaffi Spodek & Nathania Zevi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. "What should we do? ...

Elvis Haircut Williamsburg

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Joseph Alexiou | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. It is only in a neig...