Columbia Journalism School

Alumni Association Awards

Alumni Awards

The awards are given to alumni of the Graduate School of Journalism for a distinguished journalism career in any medium.
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Dean’s Medal for Public Service

Awarded by the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, the Dean’s Medal recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to society through his or her professional accomplishments and civic involvement.
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Founder’s Award

Established in 2007, the Founder’s Award is given to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated continued support for the mission of the school to educate the next generation of journalists.
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Innovator Award

Awarded for the first time in 2011, the Innovator Award is given to an alumnus/a of the Journalism School for inspiring, creating, developing, or implementing new ideas that further the cause of journalism.
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