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. They want to go deeper.S. is for people who can demonstrate proficiency with the essential skills of journalism: effective reporting and clear writing. program is for experienced journalists who aren’t satisfied merely by competency.A. which focuses on teaching basic reporting and writing. and to authoritatively evaluate claims made by sources. to navigate complicated terrain and to cover it in a sophisticated. Unlike the Master of Science program. to ask more informed questions. nuanced manner. M.? Which program is right for you? MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM The prestigious.A. the M. Students emerge with the subjectmatter grounding that enables them to situate news events in their larger context. is designed for experienced journalists who are eager to immerse themselves in a specific area of study and to be mentored by journalists who are the among the most accomplished in the world. Successful applicants usually have between three and fifteen years of professional journalism experience. nine-month Master of Arts program. inaugurated in 2005.A.The M. or M.
case studies. and the Robert Wood Johnson Program in Health and Science Journalism.S.000 words. Each concentration is overseen by two full-time members of the Journalism School faculty. They take courses from each of three modules: The Written Word. These courses include heavy reading.A.Learning the Columbia way To educate new generations of journalists and uphold standards of journalistic excellence has been the mission of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since it opened a century ago. every M. 1912. Each student also completes a master’s thesis. Regardless of concentration. or its multimedia equivalent. Ten years after Joseph Pulitzer first proposed a world-class journalism school at Columbia. program. who pull in subject-area experts from Columbia and beyond. The M. including a dozen women. program is built around four concentrations: arts and culture. PAG E 4 Politics PAG E 6 Science. Applicants choose one of four concentrations during the application process: Arts and Culture PAG E 2 Business and Economics M. and Audience and Engagement. and The Future of Journalism. which focus on topics ranging from deadline newswriting to interactive graphics. an ambitious reporting project that results in a written piece of 8. interview-based reporting as well as other means of acquiring and assessing information. which began in 1935. and innovation of our degree programs remain unsurpassed. It offers aspiring and experienced journalists the opportunity to study the skills. Images and Sound. journalistic assignments.A.000 to 10. the art and the ethics of journalism by reporting and writing stories ranging from short news pieces to complex narrative features. Each student also takes three electives outside the Journalism School.A. Students may take virtually any course at the University that will deepen their subject knowledge. creating seminars that marry deep subject knowledge with journalism. classes—Evidence and Inference. classes began on September 30. Choose your path.A. business and economics. from social media to video skills. student takes three core M. politics. Classes convened at several locations around campus until the Journalism building opened in 1913. but to shape the future of journalism. is the cornerstone of the Journalism School. Students acquire a core set of sophisticated newsgathering skills that will emphasize in-person. Health and the Environment PAG E 8 MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM The M. vitality. Explore seminars . and in 1917 the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. Seventy-nine undergraduate and graduate students enrolled. and other exercises. field trips. The History of American Journalism. providing the foundation for students not only to succeed. The quality.
and to WNYC radio and the WBAI radio program Beyond the Pale. an expert on intellectual property at Columbia Law School. The New York Times. case studies. The New Yorker. Students also learn about policy and economic issues: private and public funding models. and teaching collaborations with scholars. She contributes to The Nation. Alisa Solomon came to Columbia from Baruch College-CUNY and the CUNY Graduate Center. electoral politics. women’s sports. artists. Health Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Sociology • Jazz School of the Arts • Network Culture Graduate School of Architecture. a comparative literature professor and an expert on the Frankfurt School. Through a combination of extensive reading. and nimble thinking across a range of artistic disciplines and cultural realms are the goals of the Arts and Culture concentration. The New York Review of Books. Gender. and The Ten-Cent Plague. Planning and Preservation • Film Studies School of the Arts • History of Theatre School of the Arts • TV as a Dramatic Medium School of the Arts • Sexuality. which Amazon named the Best Book of the Year on the arts. The New York Times Magazine. She was on the staff at The Village Voice for 21 years. covering theater and cultural issues. Andreas Huyssen. 2 COLU M B IA G RAD U AT E SCH O OL OF J O U R N A L I SM J O U R N A L I S M. Recent guests have included Jane Ginsburg. and trade agreements. Her book. Planning and Preservation • Elements of Dramatic Narrative School of the Arts: Film PROFE S S ORS DAVID HAJDU Alisa Solomon David Hajdu is the music critic for The New Republic. is due out in October 2013. analytical habits. journalism. and work on becoming cultural reporters and critics in the fullest sense. and other publications. Hajdu is a graduate of New York University. and Vanity Fair. intellectual property law. Respected experts from Columbia and elsewhere are often brought in to guest-teach. Popular Outside Courses: • Architectural Theory Graduate School of Architecture. He is the author of Lush Life. and immigration policy. CO LU M B I A . and flexibility to cover a wide range of stories. students consider the formal and emotional force of the arts as well as the ways they function as commodities in a global marketplace. and Heroes and Villains. Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. and theater programs. all three of which were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. and winning awards for her reporting on reproductive rights. Planning and Preservation • Musicology School of the Arts • Planning the New New York Graduate School of Architecture. and other leaders in the arts. analytical understanding. where she taught in the English. and art dealer Louis Salerno. The Forward. site visits. Positively 4th Street. E D U .S E MI N A R Arts and Culture Historical knowledge. Frances Negron-Muntaner from Columbia’s English department. Shakespearian James Shapiro. He is a contributor to The Atlantic. anthropology professor Page West. Students develop the skills.
I was terrified of plunging in again.A. I spent 2010-2011 on a Fulbright research year in the Philippines. ’06 “Doing the M. Arts and Culture. Jimmy So Deputy Books Editor Newsweek / The Daily Beast M. in the Spanish Department. can someday be one of the best in the world. which reported on a 19th-century revolutionary figure in the Philippines. If you’re not careful. program was an opportunity to take a deeper look at what we do as journalists and how we do it. It also taught me research skills.S. Every time I finished a story. art. many of whom are now working at the most respected media outlets in the country. documenting oral poetry from a remote indigenous group and am now back at FSRN. helped me research and write my thesis. I wouldn’t be where I am today. The most invaluable part of my experience was my fellow classmates. challenged and refined my interviewing techniques.ALUM PROFILE Dorian Merina Reporter/Anchor Free Speech Radio News M. One course. But when you work closely with very good swimmers—the best in the world—you gain confidence. too.” M A ST E R O F A RTS PRO G R A M . Arts and Culture. and the faculty—some of the most respected journalists in the business. theater.” The M. ’08 “Evidence and Inference encouraged me to ask questions about how a story is framed. you might even believe that you.” “If it weren’t for my time at Columbia.S. music and architecture. M. ’05. The M.A. and how new technology is shaping news. You tread longer. what is included. you dive deeper. but I was only flailing about. M. ’07.A.A. is like learning to swim. Professor Solomon gives a terrific survey of dance. One highlight of the year was the courses I took outside the J-school. and gave me the tools to approach specialized academic fields and primary documents.A.A. Arts and Culture. ’11 Natasha Del Toro Freelance/Host for PBS program “America Reframed” M. I’d been reporting for nearly 10 years. program bolstered my confidence in arts reporting and deepened my respect for journalism.
which he helped launch. In 1988. he won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for his articles in The Wall Street Journal about the 1987 upheaval in the stock market. Thomas Schumacher. Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius won the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Science & Technology category. Stewart is the Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism. and effective ways to break down complicated problems. Karen Seymour. published in spring 2011. News & World Report. A lawyer by training. locate relevant data. president. He is the author of ten books.S E MI N A R Business and Economics The primary objective of the Business concentration is to impart simple. Popular Outside Courses: • Accounting School of International and Public Affairs • Corporate Finance School of International and Public Affairs • Capital Markets The Business School • International Capital Markets School of International and Public Affairs • Corporate Strategy The Business School • Mergers and Acquisitions The Business School • Emerging Financial Markets The Business School PROFE S S ORS SYLVIA NASAR JAMES B. The spring term provides students with the analytical skills to conceive and execute stories about the business sector. Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management. and Bruce Greenwald. and compensate for inherent biases. Her most recent book. Eric Schwartz. Sullivan & Cromwell. vice chairman. U. inspired the movie directed by Ron Howard and the American Experience documentary. Scott Hemphill. fast. and from the Columbia faculty. corporate finance. and portfolio management. Recent guest lecturers have included Stephen Grisky.S. former chief of the criminal division. He writes a financial column in the Business Day section of The New York Times and is a former Page One editor at The Wall Street Journal and a regular contributor to The New Yorker and SmartMoney. James B. General Motors. STEWART Sylvia Nasar is the James S. Stewart is a graduate of DePauw University and Harvard Law School.S. the most recent of which is Tangled Webs.” Her New Yorker article “Manifold Destiny. Columbia Business School. former co-head of Global Equities. 4 COLU M B IA G RAD U AT E SCH O OL OF J O U R N A L I SM J O U R N A L I S M. chief of the antitrust bureau. Students learn basic skills in accounting. Academic subjects are not taught in the abstract but in the context of recent news. Her awardwinning biography. securities analysis. and before that a staff writer at Fortune and columnist at U. Goldman Sachs. CO LU M B I A . partner. and John L. Southern District of New York. Disney Theatrical Group and former co-head. but the course is firmly rooted in the journalistic process. A Beautiful Mind. hands-on knowledge of data for measuring economic performance and assessing the validity of economic arguments. The fall term stresses three attributes of excellent economics reporting: a firm grasp of basic economic theory and institutions. State of New York. and the ability to find and report compelling stories. Nasar was a New York Times correspondent from 1991 to 1999. on leave from Columbia Law School. Trained as an economist. “A Brilliant Madness. securities law. was honored in The Best American Science Writing 2007. E D U . Respected experts from Columbia and elsewhere are often brought in to guest-teach.” written with David Gruber. Knight Professor of Business Journalism. Disney Animation. Attorney’s office.
A.A. program in 2009. Stewart and Sylvia Nasar.A. ’09 Rafael Mathus Ruiz New York Correspondent La Nacion (Argentina) M. based in Buenos Aires.” “Before joining the Business & Economics concentration of the M. and corporate strategy classes at the Business School and the School of International and Public Affairs. ’09 “After working in business journalism for several years. But when I learned about the M. The J-school led to a turning point in my career. Business and Economics. corporate finance. who offer a kind of mentoring that is all too rare for reporters in a newsroom. program in order to rethink some of the choices I’ve made under deadline pressure. Risk Management American Banker M.ALUM PROFILE Miriam Gottfried Reporter. The skills I learned have unquestionably made me a more critical and confident reporter. Columbia taught me two skills that no investigative or business reporter should be without: the ability to read balance sheets and burrow into economic data.” Professors Nasar and Stewart showed us how to interpret economic data to become our own analysts. Business and Economics. Jeff Horwitz Editor. Professors Nasar and Stewart showed us how to interpret economic data to become our own analysts. which I lacked after an undergraduate degree in the humanities. allowing me to become a foreign correspondent. I was unsure about the value of journalism school.” M A ST E R O F A RTS PRO G R A M . I saw an opportunity to gain deeper technical knowledge of the financial world. Business and Economics. I worked as a Financial and Economics reporter at La Nacion. who today are among my closest friends.A. Business concentration.A. I took accounting. But the most important thing for me is that it will always be the place where I met new friends. I also wanted to work with Professors James B. The Wall Street Journal M.A. my ultimate aspiration as a journalist at that time. ’10 “I left a reporting job covering federal lobbying in Washington to attend the M.
E D U . is a contributor to The New York Times. Planning and Preservation • Geopolitics of Oil School of International and Public Affairs • Comparative Constitutionalism COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF LAW PROFE S S ORS THOMAS B. CO LU M B I A . The Nation. the distribution of resources. The New York Review of Books. and Cornell behavioral economist Robert Frank. The Atlantic. Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic. Popular Outside Courses: • Terrorism and Globalization School of International and Public Affairs • Immigration. This concentration is appropriate for candidates who want to be foreign correspondents. Student assignments will include exploring the manifestation of these forces. He has written for The New York Times.S E MI N A R Politics M. economist Raymond Fisman. and bargaining and negotiation. The New York Review of Books. campaign finance. 6 COLU M B IA G RAD U AT E SCH O OL OF J O U R N A L I SM J O U R N A L I S M. journalists Bill Finnegan and Tina Rosenberg. and this course is therefore organized around eight such themes: power. lobbying. and Dissent. and The New Republic. Stille is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia Journalism School. and was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2008. He is currently the political editor of The Huffington Post and a correspondent for The New Republic and National Journal.S. and internationally. domestically. He is the author of four books: The Sack of Rome: How a Beautiful European Country with a Fabled History and a Storied Culture Was Taken Over by a Man Named Silvio Berlusconi. the House and Senate.A. He is the author of several books. Role in World Affairs School of International and Public Affairs • International Human Rights Law and Policy COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF LAW • Rethinking Human Rights School of International and Public Affairs • Immigrants and Immigration School of International and Public Affairs • Sociology of Urban Education Teachers College • Political Environment of Development Graduate School of Architecture. Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor. Across all of these domains. demographic trends. and social welfare policy. city hall reporters. Cities and States Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Sociology • U. values conflicts. la Repubblica. mobilization. and political reporters. Politics students study the primary political systems and institutions that organize our world and learn a series of tools that journalists can use to analyze political situations. education reporters. The New Yorker. identity and nationalism. joined the faculty after 25 years at The Washington Post covering presidential elections. institutions. tax policy. Edsall. and Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families under Fascism. Recent guest lecturers have included political strategist Howard Wolfson. and won the Carey McWilliams Award of the American Political Science Association. former National Security Advisor Anthony Lake. and sociologist of religion Courtney Bender. The Atlantic. legal reporters. locally. collective action and social conflict. rights. Alexander Stille. a Pulitzer finalist in General Nonfiction. certain themes and issues recur. the Sãn Paolo Professor of International Journalism. The Future of the Past. EDSALL ALEXANDER STILLE Thomas B. including Chain Reaction. political scientists Jack Snyder and Sheri Berman.
ALUM PROFILE Terry McCoy Staff Writer Seattle Weekly M.A. Today. I applied because I already knew how to report and write—but I needed something more to take my work to that next level.” Today.A. ’11 “Before doing the M. Financial Times magazine. program because I wanted to write for national publications. My work has appeared in The New Yorker. program pushed me to take on ambitious national stories. I am working on my second book. and into real meaning that can help readers make better sense of the world.” M A ST E R O F A RTS PRO G R A M . Politics. I worked as an editor at Foreign Affairs and was a Fellow at the Open Society Institute. ’07 Naomi Zeveloff Writer/Deputy Culture Editor The Forward M. I push all of my stories past the immediate. Politics. Granta. Curfewed Night M. Foreign Policy. ’12 “Before I came to the J-school. program. I understand better how to get there.A. I served in the United States Peace Corps in Cambodia and was also a contributing writer to GlobalPost. I push all of my stories past the immediate. I came to the M. And after a year at Columbia. with the ideas and the skill set to execute bold projects. a reported account of religion and politics in modern India to be published by Free Press. The M. Shadow of the Broken Dome.A. It was truly baptism by fire. but I came out of it a more thoughtful journalist. Foreign Affairs.” “Before I came to the Columbia M. and into real meaning that can help readers make better sense of the world. Politics. along with other publications. to endow it with the context you see in The New York Times Magazine or The Atlantic Monthly. and I reported overseas for the first time. and I didn’t see a clear path from local papers to the major magazines.A. Simon and Schuster. Basharat Peer Journalist and Writer Author.A.A. I worked as a reporter at alternative newsweeklies in several western cities.. and The New Granta Book of Travel.
particularly environmental issues. CO LU M B I A . Students learn to deconstruct scientific studies. Daniel Kevles. epigenetics. and other newspapers and magazines. Health and the Environment Students in the Robert Wood Johnson Program in Health and Science Journalism learn to examine science from multiple perspectives—easily shifting from the quantifiable to the cultural. from quarks to the human genome. to retain skepticism. and to bolster health and science stories with context. He served as Rockefeller University’s first Writer in Residence and was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2008. Frances Champagne. The New Republic. a neuroscientist and psychologist at Columbia.S E MI N A R Science. to be published by W.S. adapt to its transformations. attending anesthesiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. and was awarded Columbia’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. the ethics of public health. winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction. degree from Columbia Journalism School. and the careful use of data. a historian of science and the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University. and this course is designed to help our students hone lasting skills. climate change. Previous books include The Beak of the Finch. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American. and physics. She has been teaching at the Journalism School since 1997. and shape its future. Recent guest lecturers have included physicist and author Brian Greene. E D U . The New York Times Magazine. the history of industry. public health. Norton in February 2013. Holloway is a graduate of Brown University and received her M. where she has covered many topics. Time. Experts take the Science class on a whirlwind tour of some of science’s most compelling subjects. and trends in conservation biology. Marc Dickstein. winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Students are also taught to use all the tools of narrative nonfiction to convey complicated concepts with force and energy. neuroscience. women in science. Memory. Evolution and Environmental Biology • The Changing American Family Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Sociology PROFE S S ORS MARGUERITE HOLLOWAY JONATHAN WEINER Marguerite Holloway is the director of Science and Environmental Journalism at Columbia University and the author of The Measure of Manhattan. His latest book is Long for This World. and Dr. Evolution and Environmental Biology • Critical Reading of Research Articles Mailman School of Public Health • History of Medicine Mailman School of Public Health • Epidemiology Mailman School of Public Health • Rethinking Human Rights School of International and Public Affairs • Ethics of Public Health Mailman School of Public Health • Social Cognitive Neuroscience Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Psychology • Development The Earth Institute • Restoration Ecology Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Ecology. 8 COLU M B IA G RAD U AT E SCH O OL OF J O U R N A L I SM J O U R N A L I S M. The field of science writing is changing explosively. and His Brother’s Keeper. Jonathan Weiner has focused on science reporting since 1979. Popular Outside Courses: • Climate Change Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Ecology. Love. Weiner has written for The New Yorker.W. including contemporary physics. history.
program. The M.A. the opportunity the M. M.” Given that media today moves at such a fast clip.C. D. program I came in wanting to focus on the places where environmental and security issues overlap—the new “green-lines. Also. Issues I’ve recently written about range from HIV testing to access to health insurance for undocumented immigrants to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s healthcare law. before coming to the M. ’06 Health and Science Jenny Marder Reporter/Producer.A.A. elements of the Evidence and Inference course have come in handy. You can’t change how you think until you know you’re thinking it. Science page editor PBS NewsHour M. and then telling the story of the person behind the research with as much character and color as possible. analyze research studies.A. I worked as a staff writer for three different newspapers. most recently the Long Beach Press-Telegram. craft and art of story-telling—is rare. producer. policy makers.” as I call them. and write about them. program. I’m constantly drawing on the lessons of the past year as I engage daily with doctors. technology and broadcast. and now I work as a reporter. Soon after graduation. I took classes about the public health impacts of climate change and the politics of resource scarcity. And the classes I took outside the Journalism School have proven immensely important. ’05. Health and Science. covering the intersection of politics and healthcare—a subject that I became more interested in during my time in the M. I interned at Reuters in Washington. After the program. Health and Science ’12 “As a student in the M. Even the simple task of learning the terms sociologists have for the various human biases has proven immensely helpful. and web editor of our science content. ’07 Professor Marguerite Holloway led us fearlessly and enthusiastically through everything from quantum mechanics to human migrations out of Africa.A. program extends to journalists—to build subject area expertise.S. I began working as a national affairs reporter for the PBS NewsHour.A. M A ST E R O F A RTS PRO G R A M . I think often about things that Marguerite and Jonathan taught us throughout the year—how a good science story should be constantly shifting perspectives: zooming in to detail the science. patients and government leaders.. interact with leaders in our field and think thoughtfully about the ethics.ALUM PROFILE Salimah Ebrahim Freelance M.A. and traveled to Sierra Leone to write my thesis about the United Nations’ efforts to expand peace-keeping and peace-building responses in places coping with environmental crisis. especially one on climate science that I took at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. I am now working on a proposal for a book wilst pursuing several exciting opportunities in the worlds of new media. pulling out to show the big picture. Moises Velasquez-Manoff Environmental Reporter Author of An Epidemic of Absence M.A. While at Columbia. program taught me how to think critically about scientific research.
It emphasizes the relationship between journalism and other institutions in a democracy. and cultural memory. Nichol as lemann michael schudson tali woodward Nicholas Lemann. where she wrote investigative pieces about health care and politics and won awards for longform writing. 10 .A. she worked for The San Francisco Bay Guardian. Michael Schudson is an expert in the fields of journalism. He is widely published in the media and academic journals. Students may enroll in almost any graduate-level course throughout Columbia University.A.A. understanding the work of experts. and Ph. advertising. where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. He teaches A History of Journalism. from the University of California. A History of Journalism for Journalists This course provides an overview of American journalism from colonial days to the present.Core classes Evidence and Inference This course teaches advanced research techniques for journalists and skills in gathering and assessing information. has worked at The Washington Monthly. and public culture. popular culture. from the evolving culture of reader engagement to radically changing business imperatives. student takes three electives over the course of the academic year: one in the fall and two in the spring. in addition to several other books about the history and sociology of the American news media. These include statistical literacy. The Washington Post. The Future of Journalism This course is designed to give M. how it has changed. program. Berkeley and an M. and the recent Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press. and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America.D. In addition to your concentration seminar. which helped lead to a major reform of the SAT. in science journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. and locating material in historical archives and data bases. Tali Woodward. Luce Professor of Journalism. often adapted from other areas of the university. Conservation and National Geographic. where he has been a staff writer since 1999. A distinguished group of leading Columbia faculty from outside the Journalism School helps teach the course. including the other professional schools. She has also written for magazines including Newsweek. The course also teaches a disciplined “journalistic method” of testing assumptions and hypotheses. rigorous interviewing techniques. Texas Monthly. students an understanding of the ways that technology is transforming journalism—from the ramped-up news cycle to high-tech methods of story construction. Woodward earned a B.A. The Atlantic. including Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships. Schudson graduated from Swarthmore College and holds an M. Lemann is a graduate of Harvard University. you’ll take core courses and electives and complete a master’s thesis. which most working journalists don’t have but that are highly useful in journalistic work. examining how the role of the press emerged. He is the author of Discovering the News. and how this role is similar to or different from that in other democracies. Lemann has published five books. the director of the M. Watergate. For many years. most recently Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War. which won several book prizes. provided it will deepen their understanding of the chosen area of study. and has received many honors. She co-teaches The Future of Journalism with Tow Center director Emily Bell. in sociology from Harvard University.A.A. sociology. Dean and Henry R. We want students to grapple with what these changes mean for the industry and for their careers. is a free-lance writer and editor. recognizing ways stories can distort the truth and making sure that reporting firmly proves its points. and The New Yorker. The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy. The Good Citizen. He teaches Evidence and Inference. New York. Electives Each M.
or listener) would consume with pleasure and that an expert in the field would deem informed and thoughtful. With the help of these two advisers.A.A.A. program must produce a master’s thesis—a sophisticated work of long-form journalism—of about 10. thesis balances the demands of writing for a general audience with the need for thorough and nuanced journalism about complex issues.The Master’s Thesis Students in the M. the M. student sets out to complete the sort of work that an educated reader (or viewer. Ideally. . the M. The thesis is advised by both a journalism professor and a professor or expert with a deep background in the subject covered by the thesis. intended to give students the opportunity to explore a topic in depth and synthesize what they learn in a sophisticated manner. The thesis is an integral part of the program.000 words (or the equivalent in another medium).
The Washington Post. journalism. American Banker. and have mastered the fundamentals of reporting and journalistic ethics. financial need. journalism. Reuters. the PBS NewsHour. The Wall Street Journal. newspapers. We work with each student to ease the cost of attendance through a combination of scholarships and need-based programs. In addition. we look for candidates who are curious about the world. Pro Publica. Students meet with a Career Services counselor for one-on-one consultations throughout the year and may attend any of the dozens of job-hunting strategy sessions held at the School. broadcast.columbia.columbia.edu/careers The deadline for fall applications is January 15.S. and broadcast and online media.edu/scholarships 12 . They are also writing books. Scholarships and Financial Aid Columbia Graduate School of Journalism is proud to offer generous financial assistance to students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement. and online media—works closely with students to help them pursue the most meaningful jobs in the U. motivated to dedicate their careers to journalism and exhibit leadership potential. Our Career Services staff—all former journalists with strong industry connections in print. have excellent writing skills. determined and resourceful. We welcome applications from both domestic and international students. Newsweek. and exceptional promise for leading careers in journalism. and abroad. teaching journalism. eager to learn more about a particular subject area. and CNN. creating international blogs.Important information Ideal Applicant APPLICATION DEADLINE We seek students who are experienced journalists. The program is full-time and runs from August to May. producing independent documentaries. and freelancing for magazines. journalism. Time magazine. including grants and federal and private loans.columbia. Most successful candidates have between three and fifteen years of professional journalism experience.com.edu/apply Career Services Graduates of the program have been hired at news organizations including The New York Times.
and the ethics of journalism by reporting and writing stories that range from short news pieces to complex narrative features. . a culture of dialogue and debate.572 average award $31. . . . . . . . . Ph. .053 94% of those who applied for scholarship aid received funding. . . . . . . .992 Fees.914 Living. . . . $5. . or arts and culture. takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of communications. . . . . . . . . .D. religion. $1. . . Tuition. . 228 Admits. . . Oakes Award ✽✽ John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism ✽✽ Lukas Prizes ✽✽ Mike Berger Award ✽✽ Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award . . . geography. . . . students craft individual courses of study at departments and graduate schools across the University. . . . . . . and a community of scholars who embody this commitment to diversity and who encourage discussion and debate.. . . . . . . ethnicity. .782 ANTICIPATED SCHOLARSHIP / FELLOWSHIP FUNDING 2012–2013 MASTER OF ARTS degree The 9-month Master of Arts program is designed for experienced journalists who would like to deepen their knowledge of journalism. . . . . . . . . . . . business and economics. a close collaboration between the Engineering and Journalism schools. Students at Columbia find a setting that allows them to explore diversity in a variety of ways and a university that prides itself on serious intellectual inquiry. . For more information. . . . health and the environment. . ✽✽ Pulitzer Prizes ✽✽ The Alfred I. . . . . science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Enrolled. . . . . . . . $25. . . . . duPontColumbia University Awards for Broadcast ✽✽ National Magazine Award ✽✽ The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes ✽✽ John B. . please visit journalism. . . . family circumstance.036—$74. . . . . . . . . . the exploration of diverse ideas. the strength of interdisciplinary investigation. . . . . . . offers unique and highly specialized training in the digital environment. . . . We offer a curriculum as pluralistic and polyphonic as New York itself. and more. . Applicants. . . . . . .876 TOTA L . . $76. In this setting. . . . . . . . as well as at Teachers College. . .columbia. . academic and extracurricular interest.668 Commitment to Diversity Columbia Journalism School is committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race. .. . .. . . . . Students in all master’s degree programs receive training in digital journalism. . . . . . . the art. . and a student body committed to service and civic engagement. . . . . including technical and editorial skills in all aspects of computer-supported news gathering and digital media production. . . . . . . . . . . . a tradition that Joseph Pulitzer began when he established the school and endowed the Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia. 58 COST OF ATTENDANCE 2012–2013 DUAL MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND JOURNALISM The four-semester dual Master of Science in Computer Science and Journalism.. . . . . . . Journalism Awards The Journalism School administers many professional awards to uphold standards of excellence in the media. The Journalism School also offers a wide range of dual-degree programs. $44. . . which typically runs five to seven years. while studying a particular subject area: politics. This is the transformative power of diversity in education—its ability to enrich the individual as it enriches the community and society as a whole. . socioeconomic background.By the numbers APPLICATIONS FOR FULL-TIME STUDY Columbia Journalism School degree programs MASTER OF SCIENCE The 10-month Master of Science degree offers aspiring and experienced journalists the opportunity to study the skills. students seek to understand each other and themselves.edu/academics $3. . range of awards doctor of philosophy The Doctor of Philosophy in Communications. . . . sexual orientation. . . .615.
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