Journalism

Pulitzer Hall Columbia University
Th project will support litigation, research and education on threats to freedom of speech and the press, and help shape First Amendment law in digital media.
Sarah Stillman MacArthur Genius Grant Winner

Photo courtesy of John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

A New Yorker staff writer, Stillman also teaches and directs the Global Migration Project at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Harper's Weekly Joseph Pulitzer Cartoon
When Gwendolyn Brooks won a Pulitzer for "Annie Allen," she became the first African American to win. When Sinclair Lewis won for "Arrowsmith," he refused it—the only time that has happened. These are just a few of the anecdotes shared in a new exhibition.
From left: Kellie Jones, Sarah Stillman and Claudia Rankine

From left: Kellie Jones, Sarah Stillman and Claudia Rankine

Columbia's MacArthur "Genius Grant" winners join a distinguished group from a variety of fields who received fellowships for creative work that demonstrates notable originality, dedication and self-direction.
Jameel Jaffer Director of Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University
President Lee C. Bollinger appointed Jameel Jaffer as founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute. The new institute will work to preserve and expand the freedoms of expression and the press in the digital age.
Frances Negrón-Muntaner on Latinos in Media

Photo by Ugla Hauksdóttir

Columbia Great Grad 2016 Armando Torres-Garcia
Armando Tonatiuh Torres-Garcia got to the Journalism School after residents in his hometown of St. Helena, Calif., raised money for his tuition. An undocumented immigrant who came to the U.S. as a baby, he hopes to be an on-air reporter. “There are so many things happening worldwide that I want to get my hands on,” he says.
June Cross Directs Doc Wilhelmina's War Columbia University

A scene from the documentary Wilhemina's War directed by Journalism Professor June Cross in which Wilhemina Dixon stands at a South Carolina cotton field like the ones her parents sharecropped. Photo by John Baynard

June Cross makes documentaries that tell stories of families. A professor at the Journalism School, she is best known for the 1997 Emmy-winning film about her own family, The Secret Daughter.
Joseph Pulitzer Painted by John Singer Sargent

Joseph Pulitzer painted by John Singer Sargent; Courtesy Columbia University Archives

When newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer contacted Columbia with a notion about founding a journalism school in 1892, the trustees turned him down. Journalism was not quite respectable at the time, and Pulitzer owned the often-sensational New York World.
Pulitzer Prizes Awarded at Columbia University
The Pulitzer Prize Board is launching a series of events all across the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the prizes. Grassroots Pulitzer-themed programs are scheduled throughout 2016. Larger marquee events will be held in four major U.S. cities:

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