Where Students Landed | Columbia Journalism School

Where Students Landed

In 2019, our students joined 109 media organizations at the time of graduation.  


Nearly 77 percent (220 out of 285 students) who graduated from the Master of Science and Master of Arts (excluding Knight-Bagehot Fellows) has post-graduation plans lined up (i.e. internships, fellowships, full-time and part-time jobs, continued in another academic degree program, or freelanced) within three weeks of graduation. This statistic is a 3% increase from 2018 and is higher than the usual 71-75 percent range we’ve seen since 2011. The number of students finding employment rises with each passing week of summer.
Most of our international students are legally permitted to work for one year in the U.S. after graduation if they apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa. International M.S. students in our three-semester M.S. data program and our dual degree computer science program qualify for longer-term 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 very challenging. Longer-term work authorization (also known as sponsorship) is rarely granted, so international students should expect to return to their home countries at the conclusion of their OPT year. Once back home, our international graduates typically find that their Columbia degree has made them highly marketable.

The Class of 2019 landed at these companies after graduation:

AARP Magazine inewsource Science Friday
ABC - ABC News Inside Edition Seattle Times
ABC News - Eyewitness News INSIDER Slate
ABC - Good Morning America Inverse South China Morning Post
ABC - London Izon Magazine Spectrum News/NY1
Adobe Jerusalem Post Standard Group
Al Jazeera Jerusalem Press Club Story Mechanics
ALM Media Kansas City Star SurvivorNet
Altice USA/News 12 (Bronx) Karma Network Talking Points Memo
Anchorage Daily News Lafayette Group Telemundo
Atlantic Media FT (Life Annuity Specialist) The Associated Press
Atlas Obscura Los Angeles Times The Brooklyn Paper
BBC McClatchy/Charlotte Observer THE CITY
Bloomberg McClatchy/The Miami Herald The Daily Beast
Brightwire Meredith Corp./PEOPLE magazine  The Delacorte Review
Brut. (America) Minneapolis Star Tribune

The GroundTruth Project

Business Insider MLB/NHL The Hechinger Report
CBS Radio Morning Brew The Marshall Project
CCB (China Construction Bank - Fintech) NBC The New York Times 
CNBC NBC - WYFF (TV) The Paper 
CNN New York Daily News The Philadelphia Inquirer
Coda Story New York Foreign Correspondents Association The Real Deal
Columbia Journalism Review New York Post The Sacramento Bee (Report For America)
Columbia Journalism School Newsday The Texas Tribune
CQ/Roll Call Newsguard

The Trace

Democracy Fund Newsweek The Wall Street Journal
Deseret News Nikkei Asian Review The Washington  Post
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education NJ Advance Media



Engima NowThis Times-News (Magic Valley, Idaho)
(Report For America)
Esquire NPR Transmitter Media
Eurasianet NPR - Planet Money

Tribune Broadcasting-WPIX (TV)

Folha de S.Paulo Phoenix New Times


Forbes Police Chief Magazine VICE - VICE News Tonight
Harper’s Magazine Religion Unplugged

WGBH (radio)

Hearst Reuters WHYY (radio)
Helsingin Sanomat Reuters Institute at Oxford University WNYC (radio)
Huffington Post Sarasota  Herald-Tribune

Yellowstone Public Radio
(Report For America)