Columbia Journalism School
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    M.A. Grad Co-Writes Screenplay

    MA ’07 Basharat Peer co-wrote the screenplay “Haider,” an adaptation of Hamlet that has angered Hindu Nationalists but excited critics. Pictured is actor Shahid Kapoor in the title role. Read more

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    Admissions Info Session

    Ask your question about what it's like to be a student at the J-school at the Saturday November 8 info session. Meet Dean Steve Coll, faculty and students, and learn about the admissions process Read more

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    #ColumbiaGivingDay took place on Oct. 29. Alumni and friends of the J-school raised $148,775 to support next generation of journalists. Read more

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    MS Candidate Sells Report to Al Jazeera

    Rosalind Adams' story began in a Reporting Class in August from the first interview she did in her Mott Haven beat. The piece is the cover article for Al Jazeera America. Read more

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    Specialization in Data Journalism

    Our data specialization, open to part- and full-time students, builds on what we do best: train world-class journalists. 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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