Virtual Career Expo 2020: Ongoing through April 14, 2020
Registration for the Virtual 2020 Career Expo is still OPEN and is FREE with the code CJSFREE.
The Virtual Career Expo runs through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. You can choose the day(s) and times, and we'll help you connect via video conferencing or phone with graduating students of Columbia's Journalism School Class of 2020.
Meet our Students
Whether you have jobs, internships, contract positions or are open to freelance story pitches now or in the future, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Columbia Journalism School.
The Journalism School is a graduate school at Columbia University that confers Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees to more than 300 students annually. Our students are a pluralistic, multilingual and multinational group with diverse life experiences, journalistic interests and skills. They will enrich your newsrooms and communities as they venture forth to tell deeper, more complete stories that matter. This year’s group includes military veterans, former lawyers, teachers and business analysts, recent undergraduates, journalists with significant experience and many others.
Our students are trained in reporting across all media platforms, with a range of skills, including video, photo, audio and digital production, investigative techniques, data-driven reporting, computer programming and audience engagement. All students graduate with a toolbox of investigative skills, including how to obtain and analyze public records and data and get information about individuals and groups using a variety of sources and social media for reporting and verification.
You’ll also meet students in our Master of Arts program who are journalists with prior experience now specializing in the coverage of business & economics; arts & culture; science or politics. Our M.A. students are trained in investigative techniques, internet forensics and data journalism. For more information, please visit this page.
Looking for computational journalists? Columbia’s two-year Computer Science + Journalism program will graduate another crop of M.S. students in May. These students are on the cutting edge of computational and data journalism under the guidance of statistician Mark Hansen, director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. Additionally, Columbia has recently launched the M.S. in Data Journalism, a three-semester program that provides the hands-on training needed to tell deeply reported data-driven stories in the public interest. The program equips students with a toolkit to collect, process, and analyze data to find and report stories, and produce visualizations. Students in this specialization produce an original, data-driven final masters project.
You’ll also meet students in our M.S. Documentary Specialization, who take a third semester to produce a short documentary film, and students in our M.S. Investigative Specialization, who spend the year learning investigative methods and complete an investigative report for their masters project.
Finally, you’ll meet our fellows in Columbia’s prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism. These students are experienced business reporters and editors from across the country and world who take courses at Columbia Business School and other Columbia graduate schools to enhance their knowledge of economics, business and finance. For more information, please visit this page.
The Class of 2020 by the Numbers, as of Summer 2019:
19 M.S. Data Journalism students. Students collect, process and analyze data for stories and visualizations. Three-semester program; first cohort graduated in May 2019.
44 M.A. Journalism students. Experienced journalists specialize in coverage of Arts & Culture, Business & Economics, Politics or Science.
11 Dual Degree in Journalism and Computer Science students. Students work with cutting-edge tools at the intersection of journalism and technology. Two-year program at the Journalism and Engineering schools.
44 Countries represented
Our Commitment to Diversity:
In terms of racial diversity of U.S. citizens, 30 percent of the entire class identifies as African American, Asian, Latino, Native American and/or Pacific Islander. Separately, 28 percent of the full-time M.S. class is international, representing 32 countries. In the Master of Arts class, 50 percent are from outside the U.S., representing 19 countries. In the M.S. data cohort, 18 students are international, representing 10 countries.