News Archive: June 2010
As the New York Times' restaurant critic, Frank Bruni '88 served up decisive reviews with sharp wit and brutal honesty for five years. "Born Round," Bruni's book about his struggle with his weight and eating disorders, cast an ironic light on the journalist who made a career out of food.
Renée Feltz '08 and Stokely Baksh '08 have launched Deportation Nation, an independent investigative reporting project that critically examines the increase in immigration enforcement that targets so-called "criminal aliens."
A 2007 Pew Research Center study found that despite living in a 24-hour news cycle, Americans actually know less about current affairs than they did two decades earlier. And that's where The Periscope Post – founded by Thomas D. Gommes – comes in.
The Society of Professional Journalists has released a list of "a bunch of cool journalists and innovators" whom we should follow on Twitter. Four Columbia Journalism School alumni made the cut.
Despite closing after 65 performances, the musical "Ragtime" scored six Tony Award nominations, including best revival of a musical and best direction by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, a first-time Broadway director. Leslie Hart '10 traced Dodge's 30-year career in theater for her master's project, which was recently adapted for PBS.org.
The Hispanic population in the United States, according to estimates, has increased by more than a third since the 2000 census, yet commensurate growth has not been seen within the medical profession. Natalie Rodriguez '09 took on this shortage as the subject of her master's project, which was recently published by Newsweek.com.
Four recent graduates have been named Kaiser Media Interns in Health Reporting, a competitive 12-week summer program that kicks off with a briefing on health care issues in Washington, D.C.
Investigative journalism students and alumni collected a slew of awards this year, including the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Awards from the Society for Professional Journalists.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected 25 journalists — among those are pair Columbia Journalism School classmates — to join the 73rd class of Nieman Fellows for a year of study, seminars and special events at Harvard.
Covering Education, a seminar course taught by Prof. LynNell Hancock each spring term, introduces students to a beat that encompasses politics, money, culture, juvenile justice, teen violence and the art and science of teaching and learning.