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.”

Mike Pride Pulitzer Prize Judge
Mike Pride, former editor of the Concord Monitor who helped guide the Pulitzer Prizes through their centennial year, will retire as administrator this summer.
David Hajdu

Any discussion of pop music hits has to include Yesterday, the Paul McCartney song that rocketed to the top of the charts when the Beatles released it in 1965.

Emily Bell

Photo by Eileen Barroso

When Emily Bell, a British-born professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the founding director of its Tow Center for Digital Journalism, tells her students how she did her job as a young reporter at The Observe

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

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