To All MS Students:
Welcome back to NYC, and if you’re still away, travel safely.
We want to let you know what is planned for Spring Prep Day, next Wednesday Jan. 23, to get your next semester underway. We’ve lined up a stellar day-long program of world-class prize-winning journalists to inspire you no matter your concentration or subject interest, prep you for the job search now and beyond, and provide you a chance to engage on critical issues facing journalism. We’ll built in a comfortable lunch break with several options, including a session to learn about attending the MA program. We’ll end the day with a nice reception to be hosted by our friends from Hearst. Follow the links to learn more about the projects they will discuss, and bring plenty of questions for the DuPont winners, the recent grads and other speakers.
NOTE: Attendance is mandatory by MS students, so plan to be there.
Spring Prep Day / Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Welcome Breakfast – Discounted breakfast and coffee/tea at Brad’s Café
Student Registration, Lobby. // Pick up your special nametag
9:00-9:45am: Lecture Hall
Welcome – Ernest R. Sotomayor, Dean of Student Affairs; Associate Dean Melanie Huff; Student Q&A
Winners Circle, presentation by awardees from Columbia’s Alfred I. DuPont competition / Intro by Abi Wright, director, DuPont & Chancellor Awards
10:00-11 am: Lecture Hall
USA Today: “Ghost Factories”
* Alison Young, reporter, USA TODAY
* John Hillkirk, managing editor for investigative and data journalism, USA TODAY
* Anthony DeBarros, Director-Content, Gannett Digital
* Shannon Green, video editor, USA TODAY
Moderator: Sheila Coronel, Professor, Columbia Journalism School, and director, Stabile Center for
11am-Noon: Two Concurrent Events, two locations (Pick one)
Covering Conflict (SANA): Reporting on Syria
* Deb Amos, NPR coverage of Syria
* Clarissa Ward, CBS “Inside Syria”
Moderator: Ann Cooper, Professor, Columbia Journalism School
Stabile Student Center
Investigate This: Local Investigative Reporting (TURNER)
* Ross Jones and Heather Catallo, “Wayne County Confidential”
* Lee Zurik, “Dirty Deeds” & “Hiding Behind the Badge”
* Colleen McCarty, “Desert Underwater”
* Susan Phillips, “Shale Play”
Moderator: A’Lelia Bundles, J-School graduate and bestselling author, independent journalist and Trustee, Columbia University
* Lunch on your own, or:
* Attend Documentary panel with pizza to be served, courtesy the DuPont Awards, or
* Attend Information Session for the 2013 Master of Arts Program.
12:30-1:15 pm, Room 601B
Info session for students interested in applying to next year’s Master of Arts program. Hosted by Associate Dean Christine Souders & MA Program Director Tali Woodward. To attend, Register at http://fs18.formsite.com/CUJournalismAdmissions/MASession/index.html
12:30-1:25pm,Lecture Hall: Documentary: Social issues (SANA)
* Cynthia Lowen, Bully
* Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters
* Steve James, The Interrupters
* Alison Klayman, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Moderator: June Cross, Professor, Columbia Journalism School
1:30-2:15pm: Lecture Hall
Student Panel: Surviving and thriving in your final semester, by three May 2012 Grads who’ll share advice, tips and take your Qs.
* Carmel DeAmicis - Digital Media Associate, Columbia J-School
* Diane Jeantet – Freelancer writer, and part-time reporter, American Lawyer Daily
* Elizabeth Dilts – Reporter, Reuters Magazine and Editorial Research Asst. to Reuters Editor in
Chief Stephen Adler
2:15-3:15 pm: Lecture Hall
Planning your Spring Career Strategies and beyond
Associate Dean Julie Hartenstein and the Career Services Team. An early look at the March Career Expo, planning for OPT and more about what’s to come this spring
3:30-4:45 pm: Lecture Hall
Hearst - Columbia Journalism Dialogues: A conversation about “Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present,” and the implications for how you as new grads will practice journalism and build careers in an increasingly changing media world, with co-authors Columbia Journalism Professor and Tow Center Director Emily Bell, and College of Staten Island Asst. Professor Chris Anderson (CUJ Ph.D ’09). Moderated Columbia Journalism Academic Dean Bill Grueskin; followed by Q&A ( session will be webcast live)
5-6 pm: World Room
Reception, hosted by Hearst.
6-7 pm: Room 607B
Spring Information Session for Part-time Class, with Elena Cabral, Director, Part-Time Program. Refreshments to be served.