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PeopleHop: “I’m Your Mother”

Thursday night, The Journalism School hosted a lecture of its Delacorte Lecture Series featuring Martha Stewart, BC ’63, and her work in the Journalism field with her magazine publications. Martha Maven Courtney Couillard went out to see what the original queen bee had to say. The moment I read that Martha Stewart would be speaking at […]

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While You Were Sleeping…

Much like your peers, you may have taken a well-deserved, month-long, post-finals nap.  Perhaps you’re feeling disconnected from the Columbia community as of late.  Luckily, Bwog doesn’t sleep very much.   Broadway Lobby gets a grassy makeover for Summer! The sports season may be over for the Columbia Lions, but Lions Basketball star Brian Barbour and […]

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Getting and Spending, We Lay Waste our Powers

J-school professor Michael Shapiro is at it again, trying to get people paid for journalism. First it was through his Kickstarter-darling, The Big Roundtable. Now it’s with a class of his. On May 9, they launched this thing called Project Wordsworth. Which makes Bwog either very happy, or very sad, depending how much poetry J-school […]

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Knight of the Roundtable Seeks Holy Grail of Online Journalism

Bwog was waiting for its turn at Professor Michael Shapiro’s office hours. Bwog won’t play coy; Bwog was there to talk with him about his online journalism experiment because of Twitter. Learn more about the Roundtable project below, as one hopeful knight enters the court. He invited Bwog in, and said to sit down. Before […]

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Motorcade for VP Biden on Campus

If you’re hiding out in your room / still getting last licks on spring break, you haven’t yet seen that there is a large motorcade on College Walk right now.  Rumors are abounding that it is for Vice President Joe Biden, although we have not had this confirmed yet. Columbia confirms that the motorcade is […]

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J-School Poaches Another Dean from the New Yorker

Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former Managing Editor of the Washington Post, has been named the new dean of Columbia’s J-school. Like outgoing J-school dean Nick Lemann, Coll is a staff writer at the New Yorker, which is apparently a farm team for Columbia J-school deans. Before being named as dean, Coll served […]

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As Journalism Dean Steps Down, PrezBo Steps Up

In the official email announcement this morning, PrezBo stated that Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the J-School, will not seek another five-year term. During his ten years as dean, Lemann oversaw “fundraising and capital improvements” such as in the new broadcast studio, student center, and café. Working with faculty and the broader community of people interested in the […]

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Columbia Gets a Chief Digital Officer

On Wednesday, Sree Sreenivasan, formerly the J-school’s Dean of Student Affairs, became Columbia’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer. The tech blog AllThingsD (run by two of Sree’s former students J-school alums) reported the news shortly after it was announced in emails from Prezbo and Provost Coatsworth. But just what does a Chief Digital Officer do? Sree […]

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From Syria to SIPA

A lot has been written about Sheherezade “Sherry” Jaafari, who’s scheduled to start classes at SIPA this fall. In an email to a J-school professor, ABC journalist Barbara Walters said she “is brilliant, beautiful, [and] speaks five languages.” On the other hand, Haya Dweidary, the only Syrian student in SIPA’s class of 2012, told the […]

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Trading Faces

As announced last month in a press release, the J-School has been undergoing a little nip/tuck to bear a famous name. While the official reveal is slated for 4/20, we snuck an early peek:

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Journalism By Any Other Name

Thanks to online media, journalism (the profession) is rapidly changing. And on April 20th, Journalism (the building next to Furnald) will be changing as well, renamed “Pulitzer Hall” after Joseph Pulitzer, the early 20th century newspaper magnate who championed sensationalist yellow journalism and funded the creation of both the Pulitzer Prize and Columbia’s J-school, the […]

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Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. Recommended  “Where Oral History and Journalism Meet: Narratives of Social Change” […]

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How Does the Government Work Though?

In addition to telling you who are the best writers and journalists of every shape and size in the world, the J-School is now going to turn a critical eye to the workings of the American government. Columbia Journalism School announced yesterday the creation of The New York World, a publication that will “provide New […]

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New Programs Galore

There are some new programs about in different schools, so check out what’s up below. GS has a joint program with Sciences Po, a French place. It’s a double-BA thing with a lot of languages and internationalism. The J-School and SEAS are also currently actively recruiting for their first class for their new dual MS […]

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UFO Sighting over J-School

Overheard outside Butler: “Excuse me do you know what is it?” “It’s so weird!” “Dude, what the fuck.”

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