Columbia Journalism School


Journalism School announces renaming of building for founder, Joseph Pulitzer

March 07, 2012

The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism announced today that it will rename the Journalism building “Pulitzer Hall,” after its founder, Joseph Pulitzer. The unveiling of the new facade will take place on April 20, 2012 – the start of the school’s centennial year.

“Among Joseph Pulitzer’s many contributions to journalism was his understanding that the profession must innovate and modernize to continue to meet its public responsibility,” said University President Lee C. Bollinger. “This renaming comes at a fitting time, as it allows us to celebrate the Journalism School’s proud heritage, while recognizing the pioneering scholarship and teaching that is occurring at Columbia during this moment of transformative change in the field.”

After many years of careful reflection, Joseph Pulitzer first proposed a plan to found a school of journalism in 1903, and began negotiating the details of his endeavor with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler.

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