Alumni Weekend 2018

We're So Glad You Were Here!

More than 500 alumni and their guests registered for Alumni Weekend 2018 to gather with classmates and take part in programming featuring other alumni. Class photos and other pictures from the event have been posted on our Facebook page. Photo above by Nicole Bernier '93.

 In addition, these sessions, as well as the Alumni Awards luncheon, were videotaped:

Long Form Narrative: Turning Journalism Into Books

How We Made "RBG,'' a Film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hearst Media Lecture With Craig Silverman

A Year of Trump: Lessons for the Press

#MeToo: How Investigative Journalism Gave Rise to a Movement

Alumni Awards Luncheon 

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Alumni Events

2018 Alumni Awards

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Four distinguished graduates received the Alumni Award at a luncheon April 21. The winners are chosen by a jury of their peers, for accomplishments in journalism or a related field. The winners are Neil Barsky ’84, founder and chairman of The Marshall Project; David Gonzalez ’83, reporter and editor of The Lens blog for The New York Times; Alissa Quart ’97, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project; and Sam Roe ’86, investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Please go here to read more about them.

Also named were Gene Gleeson ’73, who will receive the Founder’s Award, and Janelle Richards ’10, winner of this year's First Decade Award. Please read more about them here.

 

See the list of past winners below, by clicking on the ORANGE ARROWS.

Past Alumni Award Winners

2018
Neil Barsky ’84
David Gonzalez ’83
Alissa Quart ’97
Sam Roe ’86
Founder’s Award: Gene Gleeson ’73
First Decade Award: Janelle Richards ’10

2017
Matt Bai ’94
Erika Dilday ’93
Robin McDowell ’93
James Toedtman ’67
First Decade Award:
Basharat Peer '07

2016
Solly Granatstein ’94
Margo Jefferson ’71
David McHam ’60
Sree Sreenivasan ’93
Founder's Award:
Keith Goggin '91

2015
Raney Aronson ’95
Jeff Gottlieb ’80
Margaret McBride Lehrman ’70
Irena Choi Stern ’01
Dean's Medal:
Wayne J. Dawkins ‘80
Founder's Award:
Eve Orlans Mayer ‘52
Paul Neely ‘70
Innovator's Award:
Walter Mossberg ’70
Kara Swisher ‘85

2014
David Bohrman '78
Vanessa Bush '97
Borzou Daragahi '94
Ari Goldman '73

2013
Josh Friedman '68
Abrahm Lustgarten '03
Suzanne Malveaux '91
Janice Min '91
Dean's Medal:
David Thorne ’71
Founder's Award:
Rick Smith '70

2012
Gail Collins (K-B) ’82
Lolis Eric Elie ’86
John J. Fialka ’62
Simon Li ’70

2011
Rym Ali ’94
Bruce Brugmann ’58
Rehema Ellis ’77
Robert Shaw ’66
Dean's Medal:
Howard Paster ’67
Founder's Award:
Joan Konner '61
Innovator's Award:
Kelly Golnoush
Niknejad ’05 M.S., '06 M.A.

2010
M. Charles Bakst ’67
Lydia Polgreen ’00
John Quiñones ’79
Ron Suskind ’83
Arnold Zeitlin ’56
Dean's Medal:
Michele Montas ’69

2009
Myron Belkind ‘62
James McBride ‘80
Susan Page ’74
Tim Weiner ‘79
Dean's Medal:
Robert H.N. Ho '58

2008
Margaret Drain ’76
Walter Mossberg ’70
Dele Olojede ’88
Evelina Shmukler ’98
Kenneth Turan ’68
Dean's Medal:
Phil Hardberger '60
Founder's Award:
Judith Crist '45

2007
Robert Giles ’56
Andrew Meldrum ’77
Robert Merry ’72
Linda Winslow ’67
Dean's Medal:
Adrian Benepe '81
Founder's Award:
David Brown' 37

2006
Alex Belida Jr. ’71
Howard Fineman ’73
Tom Goldstein ’69
Robin Reisig ’68
Dean's Medal:
Madeleine May Kunin '57

2005
Heidi Evans ’84
Dennis Redmont ’63
Tom Rosenstiel ’80
Joe Saltzman ’62
Dean's Medal:
Daniel J. Edelman, ’41

2004
Kenneth Best '67
Rita Henley Jensen ’77
Michele Montas-Dominque '69
Lewis Simons ’64

2003
Beverly Deepe-Keever ’58
Narasimhan Ram ’68
Howard Schneider ’67

2002
Mel Gussow ’64
Frederick Kempe ’77
Rena Pederson ’70
Marquita Pool-Eckert ’69

2001
Jerome Aumente ’60
Philip S. Balboni ’71 CFT
Ralph Blumenthal ’64
Richard M. Smith ’70

2000
Maurine H. Beasley ‘00
William German ’40
Peter Osnos ’65
David Perlman ’40

1999
David Brown ’37
Carl Leubsdorf ’60
Allan Sloan ’67

1998
Steve Kroft ’75
Michael Maidenberg ’67

1997
Dinah Eng ’77
Philip Hamburger ’38

1996
Murray Teigh Bloom ‘38
Jim Detjin ‘78
Harold K. Douthit ‘52
John L. Hulting ‘47

1995
Soma Golden Behr '62
John Jay Curley ‘63
Alan Emory ‘47
Paul Friedman ‘67

1994
Daphne Larkin ’75
Robert H. Phelps ’50
Dick Schaap ’56
Claire Sterling ’45

1993
Neil Henry ’78
Betsy Pilat Marston ’63
Howard Weinberg ’65

1991
Anna Kisselgoff ’62
Susan Spencer ’69

1990
Wayne Barrett ’68
Wayne Dawkins ’80
Milton Viorst ’56

1989
Samuel Rachlin ’77

1988
Nicholas Gage ’64

1985
Myron Kandel ‘53
John J. Foley ‘66

1983
David McClintick ‘63
Geraldine Brooks ‘83

1982
Larry Jinks ’56
Reginald Stuart ’71

1979
Dorothy Gilliam ’61

1978
Robert Toth ’55

1977
Betsy Wade ’52
Paul Wilkes ’67

1972
Gabe Pressman ’47
Jules Witcover ’51

1969
James Boylan ’51
Stuart Loory ’58
Dallas Townsend ’41

1966
Elie Abel ’42

1963
Judith Crist ’45

1958
Fraser Bond ’21
Ralph Smith ’17

1957
Gerald Green ’47
Ralph Lowenstein ’52
Pat Munroe ’41

1956
William Dwight ’26

Other Award Winners:
(Please let the Alumni
Relations office know
if you have information
on dates of
individual awards, at
jalumni@columbia.edu)

Carl Ackerman ‘13
George Allen ’54
James Aronson ’37
Stanley Asimov ’52
Richard T. Baker ’37
Lincoln Barnett ’33
Edward W. Barrett ’33
Luigi Barzini ’30
Elliott Bell ’25
Theodore Bernstein ’25
Tom Bettag ’67
Louis Boccardi ’59
Hal Borland ’23
Ernest Boynton ’71
Paul Branzburg ’67
Sam Brown ‘72
Herbert Brucker ’24
Hodding Carter ’29

Henry Beetle Hough ’18
Bennett Cerf ’20
Lydia Chavez ’77
Barbara Stubbs Cochran ’68
Bill Corum ’21
Hilda Couch ’24
Richard Ben Cramer ’72
Robert Elegant ’51
Reuven Frank ’47
Robert Garst ’24
Maxwell Geffen ’16
Emily Genauer ’30
Martin Goodman ’57
Beatrice Gould ’25
Oliver Gramling ’27
Paul Greenberg ’57
Vincent Harding ’53
George Herman ’42
John Hohenberg ’27
Jeanette Hopkins ’45
Tony Horwitz ’83
Frank Mankiewicz ’48
Molly Ivins ’67
Russell Jandoli ’41
Donald H. Johnston ’50
Tonnie L. Katz, ’67
Peter Kihss ’33
Junji Kitadai ’63
Woody Klein ’52
Clayton Knowles ’31
William Kreger ’52
Irwin Landau ’55
Joseph Lelyveld ’60
Irving R. Levine ’47
Flora Lewis ’42
Samuel Lubell ’33
Hugh Robertson ’15
Christopher Roper ’64
Lester Markel ’14
Anthony Marro ’68
B. O. McAnney ’41
James B. McClatchy ’49
Peter S. McGhee ’60
Sam McKeel ’52
Foye McNaughton ’15
John McWethy ’36
Ted Morgan ’55
Charles Murphy ’19
Michael Ogden ’32
Alan L. Otten ’42
Vance Packard ’37
Sydney Penner ’29
Alice Pitts ’17
Frederic Pitts ’17
John Quinn ’46
Elliott Sanger ’17
Philip Scheffler ’51
M. Lincoln Schuster ’17
Robert Shaplen ’38
William Shelton ’50
Howard Simons '52
Joseph Sterne ’50
Leonard Sussman ’41
John Tebbel ’37
Alan Temple ’17
Hollington Tong ’13
Lester Trautmann ’41
Christopher Trump ’62
Doug Tunnell ’75
Joseph Ungaro ’53
John Noble Wilford ’62
Ahmed Yalman ’13

Alumni Resources

Journalism School alumni have access to an assortment of benefits and services including:
  • Ordering transcripts
  • Book and computer discounts
  • Library and database access
  • Cultural discounts
  • Lodging discounts
  • Access to reception and meeting facilities
  • Lifelong learning programs
See the full array of resources offered by the Columbia Alumni Association.

Career Development

If you are looking to update your skills or find a new job, you will find many ongoing resources within the Office of Career Development. The resources for alumni are password protected and only available to Journalism School graduates. They include:

To explore these resources, you’ll need your UNI. You can also join and search the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism group on LinkedIn.

Alumni Board

The Alumni Board is the official link between graduates and the school's faculty, administration and current students. Board members are alumni who are willing to give of their time to help the Alumni Office come up with ways to engage graduates worldwide through programs and services.

See the current board members.

Give Back

As an alum, you can support the future of journalism in many ways:

Hire a Journalism School Graduate 

As an alum of the Journalism School, your achievements build over the years. Many alumni take the opportunity to “pay it forward” as mentors or hiring managers to the next generation. If you are a hiring editor or producer and want to interview Journalism School students for jobs and internships, please contact the Career Development Office, post a listing on our JobNews board or attend our annual Career Expo, the biggest of its kind at any journalism school.

Support the Journalism School

Learn how your donations can extend the mission of the Journalism School. 

Mentor a Current Student 

Through the mentor program, we give you an opportunity to help a current student get a handle on different aspects of the industry and form a professional relationship with a working journalist. The program is currently being revised. 

 

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