Alumni

Join the most powerful network in journalism.

Our 11,000 alumni live and work all over the world. They’re at media companies large and small, helping to redefine how news is delivered.

Alumni Events

What Alums Say

Ted Regencia ’12 M.S. on Journalism School Opportunities

Anjuli Sastry ’15 M.S. on Discovering New Paths in Journalism

Join the Network

Alumni Directory

Stay in touch with your classmates and connect with alumni around the world by updating your contact information on the Alumni Community Directory.

Alumni News

Have you written a book? Did your series win an award? Do you have a new job? Tell us and we’ll tell the others through the monthly Alumni E‐Newsletter.

Black Alumni Network

Founded in May 1980 by members of that year’s graduating class, the group has published a monthly newsletter that is sent to 500 alumni and friends in the journalism industry. Readers pay for the newsletter through subscriptions: $25 each year or $45 for two years.

Social Media

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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:

  • JobNews
  • Our resume, multimedia portfolio, social media and cover letter writing guides
  • Recordings of sessions with employers and editors
  • Interviewing tips

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 Weekend

SAVE THE DATE! Alumni Weekend 2017 will be held on April 28-29. Check this space for more details. Nominations are now open for Alumni Awards. See here for more details.

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 and volunteer for board committees.

Alumni Awards

The Columbia Journalism School Alumni Awards are presented every year to distinguished graduates of the school who are selected by their peers. The awards recognize an exemplary body of work or a single outstanding accomplishment in any journalism medium, a notable contribution to journalism education or achievements in related fields. The awards are given annually at Alumni Weekend, which will be held April 28-29, 2017.

The list of past alumni award winners is below.

We urge you to participate in the selection process by nominating living alumni who are exemplars of the Journalism School’s high standards in producing the most impactful journalism in the world. The form to nominate someone for the 2016-2017 Alumni Award is here. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1, 2016.

An awards committee, headed by Karen Toulon '85, chair of the Alumni Board, will select the winners.

Thank you for participating in the nomination process.

Maria Newman '80
Alumni Relations Director

Elie Abel '42

Carl Ackerman '13

Rym Ali '94

George Allen '54

James Aronson '37

Raney Aronson '95

Stanley Asimov '52

Jerome Aumente '60

Richard T. Baker '37

M. Charles Bakst '67

Philip S. Balboni '71CFT

Lincoln Barnett '32

Edward W. Barrett '33

Wayne Barrett '68

Luigi Barzini '30

Maurine H. Beasley '63

Soma Golden Behr '62

Alex Belida Jr. '71

Myron Belkind '62

Elliott Bell '25

Theodore Bernstein '25

Kenneth Best '67

Tom Bettag '67

Murray Teigh Bloom '38

Ralph Blumenthal '64

Louis Boccardi '59

David Bohrman '78

Fraser Bond '21

Hal Borland '23

James Boylan '51

Ernest Boynton '71

Paul Branzburg '67

Geraldine Brooks '83

David Brown '37

Sam Brown '72

Herbert Brucker '24

Bruce Brugmann '58

Vanessa Bush '97

Hodding Carter '29

Bennett Cerf '20

Lydia Chavez '77

Barbara Stubbs Cohen '68

Gail Collins (K-B) '82

Bill Corum '21

Hilda Couch '24

Richard Ben Cramer '72

Judith Crist '45

John J. Curley '63

Borzou Daragahi '94

Wayne Dawkins '80

Jim Detjen '78

Michele Montas-Dominique '69

Harold K. Douthit '52

Margaret Drain '76

William Dwight '26

Robert Elegant '51

Rehema Ellis '77

Alan Emory '47

Dinah Eng '77

Lolis Eric Elie '86

Heidi Evans '84

Steve Kroft '75

John Fialka '62

Howard Fineman '73

John Foley '66

Reuven Frank '47

Josh Friedman '68

Paul Friedman '67

Nicholas Gage '64

Robert Garst '24

William German '40

Maxwell Geffen '16

Emily Genauer '30

Robert Giles '56

Dorothy Gilliam '61

Ari Goldman '73

Tom Goldstein '69

Martin Goodman '57

Beatrice Gould '25

Oliver Gramling '27

Solly Granatstein '94

Gerald Green '47

Paul Greenberg '57

Mel Gussow '64

Philip Hamburger '38

Vincent Harding '53

Neil Henry '78

George Herman '42

John Hohenberg '27

Jeanette Hopkins '45

Tony Horwitz '83

Henry Beetle Hough '18

John L. Hulteng '47

Molly Ivins '67

Russell Jandoli '41

Margo Jefferson '71

Rita Henley Jensen '77

Larry Jinks '56

Donald H. Johnston '50

Myron Kandel '53

Tonnie L. Katz, '67

Beverly Deepe-Keever '58

Frederick Kempe '77

Peter Kihss '33

Anna Kisselgoff '62

Junji Kitadai '63

Woody Klein '52

Clayton Knowles '31

Joan Konner '61

William Kreger '52

Irwin Landau '55

Daphne Larkin '75

Margaret McBride Lehrman '70

Joseph Lelyveld '60

Carl Leubsdorf '60

Irving R. Levine '47

Flora Lewis '42

Simon Li '70

Stuart Loory '58

Ralph Lowenstein '52

Samuel Lubell '33

Abrahm Lustgarten '03

Michael Maidenberg '67

Suzanne Malveaux '91

Frank Mankiewicz '48

Lester Markel '14

Anthony Marro '68

Betsy Pilat Marston '63

Eve Orlans Mayer '52

B. O. McAnney '41

James McBride '80

James B. McClatchy '49

David McClintick '63

Peter S. McGhee '60

David McHam '60

Sam McKeel '52

Susan Spencer '69

Foye McNaughton '15

John McWethy '36

Andrew Meldrum '77

Robert Merry '72

Janice Min '91

Ted Morgan '55

Walter Mossberg '70

Pat Munroe '41

Charles Murphy '19

Michael Ogden '32

Dele Olojede '88

Peter Osnos '65

Alan L. Otten '42

Vance Packard '37

Susan Page '74

Rena Pederson '70

Sydney Penner '29

David Perlman '40

Robert H. Phelps '50

Alice Pitts '17

Frederic Pitts '17

Lydia Polgreen '00

Marquita Pool-Eckert '69

Gabe Pressman '47

John Quinn '46

John Quinones '79

Samuel Rachlin '77

Narasimhan Ram '68

Bernard Redmont '39

Dennis Redmont '63

Robin Reisig '68

Hugh Robertson '15

Christopher Roper '64

Tom Rosenstiel '80

Joe Saltzman '62

Elliott Sanger '17

Dick Schaap '56

Philip Scheffler '51

Howard Schneider '67

M. Lincoln Schuster '17

Robert Shaplen '38

Robert Shaw '66

William Shelton '50

Evelina Shmukler '98

Howard Simons '52

Lewis Simons '64

Allan Sloan '67

Ralph Smith '17

Richard M. Smith '70

Sree Sreenivasan '93

Claire Sterling '45

Irena Choi Stern '01

Joseph Sterne '50

Reginald Stuart '71

Ron Suskind '83

Leonard Sussman '41

John Tebbel '37

Alan Temple '17

Hollington Tong '13

Robert Toth '55

Dallas Townsend '41

Lester Trautmann '41

Christopher Trump '62

Doug Tunnell '75

Kenneth Turan '68

Joseph Ungaro '53

Milton Viorst '56

Betsy Wade '52

Howard Weinberg '65

Tim Weiner '79

John Noble Wilford '62

Paul Wilkes '67

Linda Winslow '67

Jules Witcover '51

Ahmed Yalman '13

Arnold Zeitlin '56

Give Back

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

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 and we will let you know more details in September. 

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. 

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