Reflections

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 CUJSCentennial@columbia.edu

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  • Wherever I End Up
    Wherever I End Up By Scooby Axson ’12
    Student

    For anyone that has stepped foot in Pulitzer Hall, they would be hard pressed not to get a sense of history -- it's impressive and overwhelming at the same... more →

    Posted by: Current StudentCurrent Student Fri Jun 29, 2012 Leave a comment
     
  • These Ten Months
    These Ten Months By Trinna Leong ’12
    Student

    I came to the J-school with no background in journalism at all. Switching careers, this was very intimidating for me. More so when I arrived at the school... more →

    Posted by: Current StudentCurrent Student Wed Apr 18, 2012 1 Comment
     
  • Becoming a Journalist
    Becoming a Journalist By Brian Browdie ’13
    Student

    I recently received an invitation from a community organizer in Brooklyn whose group funds neighborhood environmental initiatives. I had reached out to her... more →

    Posted by: Current StudentCurrent Student Tue Apr 17, 2012 Leave a comment
     
  • The Race
    The Race By Olivia Smith ’12
    Multimedia Journalist

    I just want this to be over… almost done… cannot wait to cross the finish line. Those were my thoughts as I slowly ran the 13th mile, the last stretch... more →

    Posted by: Current StudentCurrent Student Mon Apr 16, 2012 Leave a comment
     
  • A Year of Firsts
    A Year of Firsts By Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver ’12
    Student

    The day I received my acceptance letter from Columbia Journalism is forever etched in my memory. I was at school in Toronto, Canada, reading my final... more →

    Posted by: Current StudentCurrent Student Thu Apr 12, 2012 Leave a comment
     
  • The Year of Living Dangerously
    The Year of Living Dangerously By Bianca Consunji ’12
    Student

    The most I’ve ever cried in my life was in the year I spent at the J-School.  As a women’s magazine editor, little of my life was spent doing the... more →

    Posted by: Current StudentCurrent Student Wed Apr 11, 2012 2 Comments
     
  • A Look Ahead
    A Look Ahead By Daniel Medina ’12
    Multimedia Journalist

    When I first entered the lobby of soon-to-be-named Pulitzer Hall on a hot, muggy August day, I was taken aback by the grandeur of one of journalism's... more →

    Posted by: Current StudentCurrent Student Wed Apr 11, 2012 Leave a comment
     
  • At The Beginning
    At The Beginning By Jake Heller ’12

    I'm sitting on a bus to Boston right now and will be at Fenway Park tomorrow. On the field. Inside the Green Monster. This trip is just one of many surreal... more →

    Posted by: Current StudentCurrent Student Fri Mar 30, 2012 Leave a comment