Centers | Columbia Journalism School


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The Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights

The Ira A. Lipman Center convenes leaders in journalism and civil and human rights and conducts research around social justice issues. It enhances the academic experience of current journalism school students by contributing to curricula design and developing student activities inspired by the center’s work.

The Simon and June Li Center for Global Journalism

The Center, directed by Azmat Khan, the Patti Cadby Birch Assistant Professor of Journalism and a veteran international reporter, brings together leaders in global reporting and supports a range of activities and opportunities benefiting students, alumni of the J-School and the public. The center provides fellowships for recent graduates to report abroad, scholarships for international students, and new curricular activities that bring a global perspective to the school and the professional community.

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, directed by journalist Bruce Shapiro, brings news professionals together with leading clinicians, researchers and other experts to advance effective, ethical and evidence-informed reporting on the impact of violence, ranging from street crime and family violence to war and human rights. Emphasizing both innovative coverage of victims of violence and the impact of such assignments on journalists, the Center is dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy. The Dart Center sponsors the Ochberg Fellowships; a wide array of training programs for journalists; academic and scientific research; and the annual Dart Awards for Excellence in Reporting Trauma.

Columbia Journalism Review

CJR’s mission is to be the intellectual leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism. It is the most respected voice on press criticism, and it shapes the ideas that make media leaders and journalists smarter about their work. Through its fast-turn analysis and deep reporting, CJR is an essential venue not just for journalists, but also for the thousands of professionals in communications, technology, academia, and other fields reliant on solid media industry knowledge.

Tow Center for Digital Journalism

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, established in 2010, provides journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a research and development center for the profession as a whole.

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation

Established in 2012, the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute is a collaboration between Columbia University and Stanford University, designed to encourage and support new endeavors in media innovation. At Stanford, the primary focus is on media technology, and the Institute is anchored in the School of Engineering. At Columbia, the primary focus is on content, and the Institute is anchored in the Graduate School of Journalism.

Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security