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.
What Alums Say
Join the Network
Stay in touch with your classmates and connect with alumni around the world by updating your contact information on the Alumni Community Directory.
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.
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.
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:
- Our resume, multimedia portfolio, social media and cover letter writing guides
- Recordings of sessions with employers and editors
- Interviewing tips
Come back to Pulitzer Hall in the spring.
Every year in April or May, alumni return to campus for a weekend of panel discussions on current issues and social events. Check this space for details on Alumni Weekend 2017.
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.
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.