Your second education: Exploring New York City
Student life at the Journalism School is not strictly about class work. The school regularly hosts lecture series, workshops, conferences and receptions. The school’s Stabile Student Center serves as a social hub for students and includes a café, workstations, teaching labs, conference rooms and the school library.
The student government of the Journalism School is run through the university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the world's largest journalism organization. An elected board of student officers organizes events throughout the school year with active participation from the student body. Events include parties, field trips, panels and community service projects.
In addition, the board serves as the official liaison to the faculty on student matters.
Students interested in joining the student interest groups or Columbia chapters of national associations should contact the student representative or faculty adviser listed here.
- Columbia J-School Chapter: Talia Abbas. President; Sarah Dadouch, Vice President.
- Advisers: Melanie Huff & Ahmed Shihab-Eldin
- Columbia J-School Chapter: Jiani Ma, President; Lu Kawala Xie, Vice President.
- Adviser: Duy Linh Tu
- Columbia J-School Chapter: Tiffany Pennamon, President; Nana Agyemang, Vice President.
- Adviser: June Cross
- Columbia J-School Chapter: Yemile Bucay, President; Amanda Gomez, Vice President.
- Adviser: Elena Cabral
- Columbia J-School Chapter: Michael Motala, President; Ravie Lakshmanan, Vice President.
- Adviser: Mark Hansen
South Asian Journalists Association
- Columbia J-School Chapter: Saranya Misra, President; Imran Ahmad Khan, Vice President.
- Adviser: Anusha Shrivastava
- Columbia J-School Chapter: Igor Bosilkovski, President; Kasiana McLenaghan, Vice President.
- Adviser: Rebecca Castillo
Columbia Journalism School Women in Media
- Columbia J-School Chapter: Samira Sadeque, President; Pia Peterson, Vice President.
- Adviser: Betsy West
African Journalists Association
- Columbia J‐School Chapter: Ajibola Amzat, President; Anade Situma, Vice President.
- Adviser: Howard French
Religion Newswriters Association
- Columbia J‐School Chapter: Emily Churchill, President; Camille Baker, Vice President
- Adviser: Ari Goldman
Columbia Journalism Satirical Journalists Network
Explore New York
Reporting on neighborhoods across New York City immerses Journalism School students in the city’s diversity of cultures. From the Dominican bodegas of Manhattan’s Washington Heights to the Hasidic synagogues of Brooklyn’s Borough Park; from the Irish soccer leagues of Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx to the Guyanese chutney clubs of Richmond Hill, Queens; living and learning in New York City is an experience that can be replicated in few places on earth.
Columbia students have free access or discounts to many museums and cultural events through the University’s Arts Initiative. See Exploring New York City for other guides to the vast opportunities for work and play in the city.