On Thursday, journalist and Chief Audience Officer of nonprofit news organization Capital B, Akoto Ofori Atta, and Athena Center director Umbreen Bhatti discuss the need for news-writing for Black audiences in the wake of divisive elections and the rise of social media misinformation.
Panelists discussed a wide range of speech-related topics, from the Bill of Rights to the recent bomb threats to Columbia’s campus.
Last night, Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program at SIPA Ester Fuchs discussed her new book, Moving Forward, A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America. Bwogger Miyoki Walker recounts the details. TW: Depression and suicide.
Iconic tech journalist Kara Swisher came to give a talk at Columbia Journalism School about technology, the media, politics, and everything in between.
Newly crowned GSSC Bureau Chief Zöe Sottile swung by the Satow Room to cover this week’s meeting of General Studies Student Council. If you want to watch the drama and discourse yourself, check out GSSC at 8 pm on Tuesday nights. General! Studies! Student! Council! This is the week of elections, so get out there […]
Pioneering architect Zaha Hadid died yesterday of a heart attack in Miami. She left unfinished a luxury apartment building near the High Line, and we also kind of wish she’d been able to re-design Lerner. (New York Times) New satellite imagery shows evidence that the Vikings reached the southern coast of Newfoundland. We only needed […]
In the latest installment of our ongoing series of EIC reflections in celebration of Bwog’s big birthday, our second-ever Editor-in-Chief, Lydia DePillis, remembers life back when Gmail was new. Lydia remained a journalist, and now works for the Washington Post. Few things have made me feel older than the realization that Bwog, this little project we […]
Intrepid Bwogger Ross Chapman ventured to writer Mary Roach’s lecture at CU for a night of debauchery, drinking, and dirty secrets about the Department of Defense. Read on for the less-dramatized details. “Turns out, diarrhea can be a threat to national security.” Dodge 501 was filled to the brim with (mostly wine-drinking) students last night […]
Lectures around campus have already begun for the semester, and Media Maven Max Rettig went to check out a lecture on conflict journalism and the late James Foley. “I wish we had a more upbeat topic for you, but we don’t want to hide the truth from you” was the opening line of this panel […]
A significant portion of our staff was unwilling unable to attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony last night, but hey—ain’t those lights pretty? This year’s Tree Lighting has been lovingly summed up by the one staffer who actually sat through the whole thing: Singing was boring. Speeches were boring. Oh one minute of silence for Nelson […]
Drop everything and pick up a chocolate bar! Columbia’s Dr. Messerli releases the most important advancement in medical history—one that allows us to eat chocolatey treats! Because hey, all the Nobel Prize winners are doing it. (Examiner) Our very own Nicholas Lemann (well, not ours anymore) asserts that journalism is doing just fine, thank you. (Daily […]
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 “Address by Ban Ki-Moon” Monday, April 2, 5:00 pm, Low […]
Less than ten minutes into his lecture in the Journalism School’s Joseph Pulitzer World Room on Thursday night, Eric Bates called out the elephant in the room. “It’s really not possible to get together in a room full of journalists anymore without talking about the profession itself,” the executive editor of Rolling Stone admitted. Standing […]
There was once a time when finding free food just meant following your nose. Not so, in this Internet age. We at Bwog make it our mission to post every free food offer that comes our way, and this event is no exception. If you’ve got a craving for unidentified “refreshments,” hop on over to […]