The $100,000 Journalism Degree

For about $100,000, Columbia Journalism School will train you to be ready for the next massive leak. Their new master of science degree in data journalism is aimed at students who want "practical, hands-on training essential to producing deeply reported data-driven stories." There is some relief for cash-strapped applicants, however. The school has raised or allocated more than $500,000 to support the program, and students are encouraged to submit their scholarship applications before the Feb. 1 deadline. But, asks Poynter, is $100,000 really realistic for journalism students who are graduating into a shrinking industry where the median pay is $38,870 per year?

Source: Poynter

Posted on: August 7, 2017

A Case Study in Bad Reporting: Rolling Stone’s Campus Rape Story

When Rolling Stone magazine published “A Rape on Campus" last November -- on a gang rape at a Virginia college fraternity -- it failed to verify key elements of the victim's story. Rolling Stone asked the Columbia Journalism School to investigate what went wrong. The failures "involve basic, even routine journalistic practice - not special investigative effort," the report found.

Source: Columbia Journalism Review

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Giannina Segnini Joins Columbia J-School

Columbia Journalism School announced the addition of investigative reporter Giannina Segnini as visiting professor for the 2014-2015 academic year. Segnini has led major investigative series about corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean and until recently was the editor of the investigative unit at La Nacion, Costa Rica’s most influential newspaper

Source: Columbia Journalism School

Posted on: April 11, 2014