Alumni Weekend

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Registration for Alumni Weekend 2024 is now open!

Come connect with classmates, faculty, and friends and celebrate the achievements of this incredible community! Immerse yourself in exciting events like the Hearst Lecture and the Alumni Awards Ceremony, and reminisce about your J-School days with fellow alumni.

Classes of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019 will be marking special milestones, but the festivities are open to all alumni who want to reconnect. If you want to know who your reunion class representatives are or have general questions, please contact Luke Maxwell, Development and Alumni Administrator, at [email protected].

The registration fee is $160 per person and half-price for those who qualify as JTEN alumni. For Columbia preferred hotels near campus please visit Columbia Visitors Portal

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Making a Gift

Reunion is a special time for graduates to support Columbia Journalism School together as a class. If you are in a position to make a Reunion gift, we hope you will do so in a way that is personally meaningful to you. Participation, in any form, makes all the difference to students, faculty, and the greater Columbia Journalism School community.

All gifts received by June 30, 2024, will be counted in full toward your Class Gift. If you have any questions or are interested in making a planned gift, please contact Cynthia Helton at 212-854-1148 or by email at [email protected].

You can make your gift or pledge here.

Alumni Awards

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Julie Cohen, '89 M.S.

Documentary Director and Producer,
BetterThanFiction Productions & Storyville Films

Alumni Award Honoree

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Cheryl Devall '82 M.S.

General Manager,
KRVS Public Media

Alumni Award Honoree

Katherine Rowlands '89
Katherine Rowlands, '89 M.S.

Independent Business Owner, Bay City News Service;
Co-Founder, Women Do News

Alumni Award Honoree

Faculty & First Decade Awards

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LynNell Hancock, '81 M.S.

H. Gordon Garbedian
Professor of Journalism,
Columbia School of Journalism

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Thomas Brennan, '15

Founder and Executive Director,
The War Horse

Jenisha Watts ,'14

Senior Editor,
The Atlantic

Presented during Alumni Weekend, we are thrilled to announce this year's recipients of the Columbia Journalism School Alumni Awards, in recognition of distinguished careers in journalism, an outstanding single accomplishment in journalism, notable contributions to journalism education, or achievement in related fields.

View the past winners of the Alumni Awards here.