News | Page 2 | School of Journalism


How I Got Published on the Front Page of the New York Times

“I had no idea the front page was even a possibility until a few days before publication,” says Aaron Leibowitz, ’18 M.S. Stabile. But on September 6, 2018, Leibowitz saw possibility become reality as his master’s project on social media firms that monitor students in hopes of preventing mass shootings was published on one of the most coveted places in journalism: the front page of the New York Times.

We interviewed him to learn how it happened and how the rigorous Stabile M.S. Investigative Specialization prepared him to report an in-depth investigation for the Times while finishing up graduate school.

The Columbia Journalism School Announces 2019 Lipman Fellows: Adam Serwer of The Atlantic and Alice Speri of The Intercept

“This year’s fellows will advance and expand the range of civil and human rights coverage produced by the center including issues of free speech and race, the policing of black activists and the racial segregation of public schools, a topic that is profoundly personal to Ira A. Lipman, the center’s founder.” said the selection committee consisting of Professors Dolores Barclay, Jelani Cobb, June Cross, Bill Grueskin and Alisa Solomon.

Columbia Journalism Students Chosen for FASPE Ethics Fellowship

Now in its tenth year of operation, FASPE provides a unique historical lens to engage graduate students in professional schools as well as early-stage practitioners in five fields (business, journalism, law, medicine and seminary) in an intensive course of study focused on contemporary ethical issues in their professions.

From left to right: Jillian Berman, María Eloísa Capurro, Katie Jennings, Hannah Levintova, Larry Madowo, Akiko Matsuda, Eshe Nelson, Oheneba Ama Nti Osei, Andrew Rosati, Hamza Shaban

Columbia Announces 2019-2020 Knight-Bagehot Fellows

The mid-career journalism fellowships provide full tuition and a living stipend of $60,000 for experienced journalists to take graduate courses at Columbia University, primarily at Columbia's Schools of Business and Journalism. Fellows also attend special seminars at the Journalism School, led by seasoned journalists, media business executives and a broad range of tech, finance and economics experts during the nine-month program, which begins in August.

Columbia Journalism School Announces 2019-2020 Spencer Fellows

This year’s group plans to examine demographic shifts in American suburban school districts, connections between school desegregation policies and affirmative action in higher education, and rural education challenges in both Mississippi and Wisconsin. The winners were chosen by a distinguished board of journalists and education scholars after a competitive application process.

Marc Benioff & Kevin Sneader

Columbia University School of Journalism’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowships in Business and Economics 44th Anniversary Event to Celebrate Reaching 400 Graduates Landmark

In 2019, the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economics housed at Columbia Journalism School will graduate its 400th fellow, as part of the largest specialized journalism fellowship in the world. To celebrate the milestone, Marc Benioff, chairman and co-CEO, Salesforce and co-chair, TIME, and Kevin Sneader, global managing partner, McKinsey & Company, will keynote the Knight-Bagehot 44th Anniversary event at the Marriott Marquis in New York on October 16, 2019.