Columbia Journalism School's Continuing Education Program offers innovative professional development courses, building journalists' cutting-edge skills in digital design/multimedia storytelling, investigative reporting, reporting on crisis and conflict, and more.
These non-degree courses--all intensive "deep dives" led by Columbia faculty--can be taken individually, or taken as a series at a reduced tuition (email email@example.com for more details).
Language: Unless otherwise noted, all courses are conducted in English. The TOEFL examination is not required, but participants must be comfortable writing and speaking in English.
Tuition: Tuition cost varies by course. Participants should query employers about tuition reimbursement eligibility.
Academic Credit: All courses are non-credit bearing.
Register now for Spring 2015 Columbia Journalism course offerings:
Digital Video Journalism, Social Media, and Innovation
Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling (January 12-16)
Over three weeks, journalists examine what investigative journalism is how to do such stories. Training involves recognizing when to pursue a major project, basics for launching a story, testing the hypothesis throughout the investigation, and techniques to use in starting and completing the projecrt. Faculty lead discussions on cross-border investigations, following money trails internationally and legal issues that journalists face as web content is viewable worldwide.
Summer Investigative Reporting Course (July 6-24)
Reporting Safely in Conflict Zones workshop
This intensive four-day program is designed to prepare journalists, especially independent freelancers, to think critically about how to work effectively and safely in volatile situations such as war/conflict or disaster zones, with emphasis on assessment of risk and the prevention of harm. (Thursday to Sunday April 16-19)
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In addition, Columbia Journalism School has strong affiliation with, or directly administers, several prestigious professional fellowships and programs, including:
For over 60 years, the Columbia Publishing Course has been training young men and women for careers as editors, literary agents, publishers, designers, publicists and more. Graduates can be found in every kind of job, at major magazines and publishing houses across the nation.