Journalism

Lee Bollinger
Today, Columbia provides a multidisciplinary platform for teaching, research and advocacy on the fundamental challenges facing a free press in a digital age.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a red blouse in front of a blue Columbia Law School poster

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (LAW’59) turns 85 in March but has the energy of someone half her age.

Steve Coll with his elbows on a desk talking to people across from him.

Photo by Piotr Redlinski

In addition to his day job as dean of Columbia Journalism School, Steve Coll is a writer for The New Yorker and the author of five books.

Kyle Pope, the editor in chief and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, discusses how the current political climate has raised the stakes for journalism and helped shape CJR’s coverage of the news media, both in the U.S. and around the world.

Stained glass window depicting two worlds and the Statue of Liberty on clouds in front of a rising sun.
What is the large stained-glass window in Pulitzer Hall, the School of Journalism building? It is a celebration of one of Joseph Pulitzer's crusades.

Technology is changing journalism in ways no one could have imagined when Columbia Journalism School opened in 1912, and the algorithms, bots and trolls that affect how we get news today are just some of the complicating factors in the new information ecosystem.

headshots of Steve Coll, Dana Canedy, Jameel Jaffer,  Kyle Pope

Steve Coll, Journalism School Dean; Dana Canedy, Pulitzer Prize Administrator; Jameel Jaffer, Director, Knight First Amendment Institute; and Kyle Pope, Editor in Chief, Columbia Journalism Review.

This fall, Columbia News sat down with four of the University’s leading experts on journalism and free speech to discuss the challenges facing the industry and the First Amendment as well as the state of the news media and what the future might hold.
Jim Bittel in a light blue shirt

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Jim Bittel is the director of broadcast and multimedia technology at the Graduate School of Journalism. He leads the day-today operations and strategic planning for newsgathering technology.

Tim Wu, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, is perhaps best known for coining the term “net neutrality,” the idea that internet service providers should treat all data equally and not block, speed up or slow down traffic based on their own agenda.

Amir Imani

Amir Imani wrote his first computer program, a family phone book, at age 9. The experience sealed his interest in computing. “I always loved making and breaking things,” he said. “Coding gave me a way to explore the enigmatic world of computers.”

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