The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation has awarded its 2014-2015 “Magic Grants” to eight teams of students, faculty, alumni and post-docs from Columbia and Stanford Universities.

USA Today launched its first website just days before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and its staff helped create a new kind of crisis storytelling in the aftermath.

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), which recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary year, announced today that Elizabeth Spayd has been named Editor in Chief and Publisher of the magazine and its website,

Professor Mark Hansen

Columbia Journalism School, founded a century ago to train generations of reporters, was only 7 years old when Pittsburgh’s KDKA made the first broadcast by a licensed radio station.

'El Diario La Prensa,' the nation’s oldest continuously publishing Spanish-language newspaper, has given the University some 5,000 photographs documenting the lives of New York’s Latinos and their contributions to the city and its culture.
The schematic above, dated 1917, illustrates a top-secret method to smuggle information by rolling tissue-thin paper and slipping it into the barrel of the key. Such Mata Hari-era spy craft has long been obsolete, yet it remained classified until 1992.

When the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation was established at Columbia and Stanford in 2012, part of its $30 million endowment was earmarked for what founder Helen Gurley Brown called “Magic Grants.”

Mark Hansen in the space that will house the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

Statistician. Technologist. Artistic collaborator. And now, journalism professor.

As a recent medical school graduate of Cairo University, Wafaa El-Sadr arrived in the U.S.

Raman left her career designing banking software in India to follow her passion for journalism.

Over the course of a six-year career designing online banking software for the British financial firm HSBC, Rashmi Raman would often find herself trolling the Columbia Journalism School website and dreaming of the possibilities.