SAVE THE DATE: Alumni Weekend 2018 is April 20-21

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Highlights of Alumni Weekend 2017

Thank you to all who attended Alumni Weekend 2017 in April. It was a huge success, with 623 registering for all or part of it. See more photos of the weekend on Facebook. Feel free to share and tag yourselves. Class photos are near the end of the album.

At the Alumni Awards luncheon, Dean Steve Coll delivered a statement in response to the recent attacks on the press. You can watch his presentation on YouTube, or read the transcript here. A sample: "Recent attacks on the press have actually strengthened the press. Yet I believe we are entering a prolonged struggle. It will ask much more of us yet, I'm afraid.''


Alumni Events

2018 Alumni Awards


2017 winners with Dean Coll: Basharat Peer '07 M.A., Matt Bai '94, Robin McDowell '93, Erika Dilday '93, Jim Toedtman ’67.

It's time to honor the best and brightest among us.

The Alumni Awards are presented every year to distinguished graduates of the J-School who are selected by their peers. See the impressive list of past winners below, by clicking on the ORANGE ARROW.

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 will be given out during the luncheon at Alumni Weekend, April 21, 2018.

For the second year in a row, we will also honor a graduate of the last 10 years with the First Decade Award. The first recipient was Basharat Peer '07 M.A., an opinion editor at The New York Times, and author of the prize-wining book, "Curfewed Night," an account of war in Kashmir.

Nominations will be open until November 3, 2017. All living J-School alumni are eligible for these awards. Please fill out this form to nominate someone for the Alumni Award (from any graduating year) and this form to nominate someone from the class years of 2008 to 2017 for the First Decade Award.


For questions, please email

Past Alumni Award Winners

Elie Abel ’42
Carl Ackerman ’13
Rym Ali ’94
George Allen ’54
James Aronson ’37
Raney Aronson ’95
Stanley Asimov ’52
Jerome Aumente ’60
Matt Bai ’94
Richard T. Baker ’37
M. Charles Bakst ’67
Philip S. Balboni ’71 CFT
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 Cochran ’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
Erika Dilday ’93
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
John Fialka ’62
Howard Fineman ’73
John Foley ’66
Reuven Frank ’47
Josh Friedman '68
Paul Friedman ’67
Nicholas Gage ’64
Robert Garst ’24
Maxwell Geffen ’16
Emily Genauer ’30
William German ’40
Robert Giles ’56
Dorothy Gilliam ’61
Ari Goldman '73
Tom Goldstein ’69
Martin Goodman ’57
Jeff Gottlieb ’80
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
Steve Kroft ’75
Irwin Landau ’55
Daphne Larkin ’75
Joseph Lelyveld ’60
Margaret McBride Lehrman ’70
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
B. O. McAnney ’41
James McBride ’80
James B. McClatchy ’49
David McClintick ’63
Robin McDowell ’93
Peter S. McGhee ’60
David McHam ’60
Sam McKeel ’52
Foye McNaughton ’15
John McWethy ’36
Andrew Meldrum ’77
Robert Merry ’72
Janice Min '91
Michele Montas-Dominique ’69
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
Susan Spencer ’69
Sree Sreenivasan ’93
Claire Sterling ’45
Irena Choi Stern ’10
Joseph Sterne ’50
Reginald Stuart ’71
Ron Suskind ’83
Leonard Sussman ’41
John Tebbel ’37
Alan Temple ’17
James Toedtman ’67
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

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.