Nicholas Lemann announced that he will step down after a decade as the dean of Columbia Journalism School at the end of the year. Mr. Lemann, who is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, will take a year’s sabbatical before returning to the J School in 2014 as a faculty member.
“It’s a good moment for a new dean, with a new set of ideas, to come in. I have had a wonderful time leading this institution, and it’s hard to express how grateful I am to the many people who have helped along the way,” Mr. Lemann wrote in an email to friends, colleagues and students.
Watch two Columbia Journalism School students demonstrate their comprehension of j-school primer The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. & E. B. White, in rap form.
We can only assume this is part of the application process for a job at Ben Smith’s “Now With 100% More Reporting!” BuzzFeed.
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Rather, it’s an “online pricing plan,” a “digital subscription plan.” “It’s not like the Times of London wall,” said Sulzberger, noting the porousness and searchability of the new New York Times.
Yet at last night’s discussion at the Columbia Journalism School, entitled ‘The Future of Media, Publishing and Paid Content’, the audience just couldn’t shake Read More
New Yorker editor David Remnick spoke this week at Columbia Journalism School as part of the Delacorte lecture series. On the subject of the magazine’s cost, he had this to say:
“There’s no doubt to me that the business of practically giving away the magazine to jack up circulation has no future,” Remnick Read More
Last week, the Columbia Journalism School announced that it had completed the fundraising necessary to start the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Now they just need a director. Columbia has launched a broad search for candidates to head the center, and hopes to have chosen one by July 1st.
“The person may come Read More
Driving rain couldn’t keep about 50 reporters and bloggers away from from Columbia University, where the 2009 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Finalists were announced. Coffee, tea and cookies were served on third floor of the Columbia Journalism School as the winners’ names were presented. It was noted that this was the first year online-only reports Read More
Dan Peres stepped to the podium at the Columbia Journalism School on Thursday night and said, “I’ve had a difficult day, but I’m going to do my best to snap out of it.”
The Details editor didn’t offer too many, well, details, leading some to wonder if perhaps his magazine might be going the way Read More
Tomorrow and for the next few days, Columbia School of Journalism students will star in a short, and surely quite unjournalistic, film about Columbia J School.
Sounds scintillating, no?
The graduate school’s associate dean for communications sent out the following email today to give both the camera-wary and the hams among the student body a Read More
Felix Dennis, the billionaire publisher of Maxim who was the first person to say the word “cunt” on live British television, cut right to the chase last night at the Columbia Journalism School.
“Let’s get the murder thing out of the way,” he said in his refined British accent, alluding to his outrageous, and subsequently Read More
We’re moments away from the Pulitzer announcements, and we’ve sent our intern, Matt Townsend, to document the strictly no-frills scene at the Columbia Journalism School. Here’s his account:
2:37: I’m at the Joseph Pulitzer World Room. There are two people in the seats so far.
2:47: At the back of the room there’s a Read More