For a century, Columbia Journalism School has been helping people report on the world. Now is your chance to turn it around, and reflect on your time at the J-School. Note: we welcome memories of long-time professor and beloved friend of the school Judith Crist, who passed away on August 7, 2012.

Whether you were a student, on staff or a member of the faculty, please share your favorite experiences from your time here and/or how the J-School has touched your life. And, please include a photo (maximum file size 6 MB) to accompany your entry. If you have any questions or are having trouble submitting your reflection, please email

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  • A Great Teacher By Howard Maniloff ’66
    retired public school prinipal, teacher, county suprintendent, and assoc. prof of eductional leadership, Uni. North Carolina-Chapel Hill

    Penn Kimball was the most intimidating and stimulating professor I ever encountered. I wish him many years of good health and professional and personal... more →

    Posted by: AlumniAlumni Fri Sep 28, 2012 Leave a comment
  • Still Inspiring students By Shirley Mathews ’81

    I can still Judith Crist's exhortation in my head - "Precision!" And, after a long journalism career, I'm now a university teacher, and I like to think... more →

    Posted by: AlumniAlumni Tue Sep 18, 2012 Leave a comment