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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  • Smoking with Judith Crist
    Smoking with Judith Crist By Hazel Sheffield ’12
    Assistant Editor

    Judith Crist, the influential film critic, died today at her home in Manhattan. She was 90, and known to millions of Americans for her spiky film reviews... more →

    Posted by: AlumniAlumni Thu Feb 21, 2013 Leave a comment
  • Learning from Judy
    Learning from Judy By Travis Irvine ’12

    Happy to be in one of her last classes, happy to have attended one of her last Thanksgiving parties. I kissed her hand as I left the party, and she... more →

    Posted by: AlumniAlumni Tue Aug 7, 2012 Leave a comment
  • Wherever I End Up
    Wherever I End Up By Scooby Axson ’12

    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
  • Video: 100 Years of Story Telling
    Video: 100 Years of Story Telling By Martha Yuan Tao and Nadine Natour ’12

    A Columbia Journalism School centennial time capsule.  more →

    Posted by: Thu May 17, 2012 1 Comment
  • Video: Columbia Journalism Celebrates Its Centennial
    Video: Columbia Journalism Celebrates Its Centennial By Allison Gaito '12 and Jackie Kostek ’12
    Producer and reporter

    It's been a long time coming, but Joseph Pulitzer is finally getting his due. Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism is kicking off its... more →

    Posted by: Thu Apr 26, 2012 Leave a comment
  • These Ten Months
    These Ten Months By Trinna Leong ’12

    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
  • 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

    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

    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

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