Where the Class of 2022 Landed | Columbia Journalism School

Where the Class of 2022 Landed

In 2022, our students joined 160 companies.

As of Aug. 24, 2022, 80 percent of the Class of 2022 had post-graduate plans lined up (276/345). This figure was gathered from our 300 students who graduated in May 2022 and 45 students who graduated in August 2022.
Further breakdown shows the following:

May Grads with employment plans after graduation:

  • By June 10, 2022: 68 percent (205/300)
  • By Aug. 24, 2022:  81 percent (243/300)

August Grads (33/45 students):

  • By Aug. 24, 2022:  73 percent (33/45)

Overall - May and August grads (276/345):

  • By Aug. 24, 2022: 80 percent

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the job market for our students in the summer of 2022 was on the rebound. Students found jobs and internships in newspapers, audio and video newsrooms and digital-first publications across the United States and world, from Bangor, Me., to Portland, Ore.; from Miami to London to Jerusalem.  

In 2022, one-third of the graduating class came from outside the United States. Nearly all of our international students are legally permitted to work for one year in the U.S. after graduation on an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa. International students in Columbia’s M.S. Data Journalism program and dual degree M.S. Journalism and M.S. Computer Science programs qualify for longer-term OPT-STEM visas.

Our international students are competitive in the U.S. job market for short-term internships and positions while on OPT, but will find the landscape challenging. Longer-term work authorization after OPT (also known as sponsorship) is rarely granted, so international students should expect to return to their home countries at the conclusion of their OPT period. Once back home, our international graduates typically find that their Columbia degree has made them highly marketable.

The Class of 2022 landed at 162 companies after graduation: 

60 Minutes Grupo Clarín Spectrum Networks
AARP HealthDay News Splunk
ABC News Hearst Magazines  Spotlight PA
Accenture Honolulu Civil Beat Stacker
Accounting Today HubSpot Stitcher
ACLU Hueman Group Media Storyful
Advance Democracy, Inc. Inc. Magazine The Asahi Shimbun Newspaper
Air Mail  inewsource The Associated Press
Al Jazeera Insider The Beacon
American Banker (Arizent) Insurance insider The Berkshire Eagle
Americas Quarterly Inverse (Bustle Digital Group) The Brown Institute
Bangor Daily News Jackson Hole News & Guide The Chief
Barron's (Dow Jones News Fund)  Jewish Telegraphic Agency The Chronicle of Higher Education
BBC (Washington, D.C.) Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University THE CITY
BBC Global News Limited (New York, N.Y.)  Knoxville News Sentinel The Daily Beast
BeaconFire Los Angeles Times The Daily Dot
Big Picture Science - SETI Institute McClatchy The Dallas Morning News
Bloomberg Miami Herald The Forward
Blue Chalk Media Miami New Times the Information
Boston Globe Mintz Group The New Republic
Bronx Documentary Center Mission Local The New York Times
Brut America Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting The New Yorker
Business in Vancouver Media Group Narratively  The News Movement
Business Insider NBC News The Real Deal
Business Wire New Bedford Light The Root
BuzzFeed News New Lines Magazine The Scope Boston
ByteDance New Mexico In Depth The State
Caixin New York Amsterdam News The Texas Tribune
CalMatters News 12 The United Nations
CBS News NewsBreak The Wall Street Journal
Christian Science Monitor NewsGuard The Week
CNN Newsmax TV ThePioneer
Coda Story Next City Time Out NY
Columbia Journalism Investigations North Country Public Radio Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Columbia Journalism Review NPR Traverse City Record Eagle
Columbia University Observer Visual Capitalist
Community Impact OCCRP Vox
Connecticut Mirror Oregon Public Broadcasting  VTDigger
Cultural Counsel Palm Beach Post Washington Monthly
Daily Hive PBS NewsHour  Washington Post
Delmarva Sports Network Pensions & Investments (Crain's) WBUR (NPR)
DotDash Meredith Popular Science WFUV
Esquire Protocol Wisconsin Watch
EST Media Regional Plan Association WLRN News
Eurasianet Religion News Service Yahoo Finance
Feature Story News Rest of World  
Financial Advisor IQ Reuters  
Financial Times Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford  
First Amendment Watch San Antonio Express News  
Forbes San Francisco Chronicle  
FOX 43 San Francisco Public Press  
Futuro Media Sino-Vision  
Gray Television Slate  
Grid News South China Morning Post  
Grist South Florida Sun-Sentinel