Several all-star events over next few days

Hey NY folks. List of FREE upcoming events at Columbia j-school.


Thought you and your NYC-area friends might like to know about three free all-star events we are having over the next few days at Columbia Journalism School – just three of many listed at

* Thursday, Nov. 4, 4:30-6 pm: Knight News Challenge info session, with
  Jennifer 8. Lee Details below and at

* Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:15-9 pm: Our annual Changing Media Landscape panel &
  receptions (and live webcast), presented with the Hearst Foundation.
  Panel features the global managing editor of Reuters; the founder of
  Tumblr; the national innovations editor of the Washington Post; the
  editor in chief of Mashable; the editor of El Diario La Prensa. Learn
  about the names behind the titles and other details below and at

* Thursday, Nov. 11, 6:30-8 pm: "The Science of Storytelling” – Dean
  Nicholas Lemann in conversation with Professor and Pulitzer Prize winner
  Jonathan Weiner for a discussion of the practices and pitfalls,
  techniques and triumphs of long-form science writing focusing on
  Professor Weiner’s critically acclaimed new book, "Long for This World."
  Details below.

NON-COLUMBIA-J-SCHOOLERS! Signup to get alerts about future Columbia Journalism School events and webcasts: * We list the school's in-person events at (lots of spring events coming). Our events as a Google Calendar:

[ A quick note to remind any experienced journalists looking to earn a Master's degree that Columbia J-school's new nine-month M.A. program (which allows you to specialize in business, arts, politics or science/health/environment reporting) is a great option. Along with in-depth specialization, you can also learn the digital skills that are in such demand in newsrooms today. We also have launched a new joint Master's degree in journalism and computer science with with the Columbia Computer Science Department. These programs program are in addition to our more traditional M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Details at …. Questions to ]

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Knight News Challenge info session, with Jennifer 8. Lee Thursday, 11/4, 4:30-6 pm in Stabile Student Center
Columbia Journalism School, 116th St & Broadway (#1 train to 116th St)

Optional RSVP via Twitter:
hashtag: #cjknc

JENNIFER 8. LEE, a reviewer and consultant with the Knight News Challenge [ ], will discuss and answer questions about the competition, which launched Oct. 25 with a deadline of December 1. In last year's awards, the News Challenge received more than 2,300 applications and gave out 12 grants totaling $2.74 million. In a previous year, alum David Cohn, received a $300,000 grant for his crowdfunding project. Lee will discuss the technicalities of the contest — including the categories, the open-source requirements, and different funding mechanisms. Lee, a journalist focused on investments in the frontiers of news and information in communities, worked for nine years as a reporter for the New York Times and is author of "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles," a book on Chinese food in America. She helps organize Hacks/Hackers NYC and spearheaded the crowdsourced journo-tech glossary, which has been translated into Arabic and French.

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All are invited to this in-person event (with two free receptions) or video webcast (you provide your own snacks)…

{SAMPLE TWEET: All-star @ColumbiaJourn media panel+webcast, Nov. 9: #cjhearst }

"Changing Media Landscape, 2010" Columbia J-school & Hearst Foundation's annual look at the journalism revolution, with several fascinating influencers. This is a different kind of panel, with a real conversation among the participants and audience – and no Powerpoint in sight. FREE IN-PERSON EVENT + WEBCAST

The Hearst Foundation & Columbia Journalism Digital Media Program present…

Columbia-Hearst Journalism Dialogues

Tuesday, November 9, 20010
6:15-9 pm (live webcast at 7 pm on
see local time around the world here: )


HILDA GARCIA, VP, multiplatform news and information of Impremedia, the largest
Hispanic news and information company & editor of El Diario La Prensa, the
oldest Spanish-language daily in the United States. FOLLOW ON TWITTER:

DAVID KARP, founder, Tumblr, a leading microblogging site, with more than two billion pageviews a month, eight million publishers and 7.4 million posts a day. FOLLOW ON TWITTER:

MARK LUCKIE, national innovations editor, Washington Post; founder of 10,000
Words blog (which was just bought by Mediabistro); author of "The Digital
Journalist's Handbook." FOLLOW ON TWITTER:

ADAM OSTROW, editor-in-chief, Mashable, a leading news and information site
about social media; and a new media consultant and entrepreneur. FOLLOW ON

BETTY WONG, global managing editor, Reuters, one of the world's most
influential media companies. FOLLOW ON TWITTER:

MODERATOR: Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia J-school's Dean of Student Affairs

OPTIONAL: RSVP via Twitter –

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010
6:15 – doors open
6:15-7:00 pm – networking reception – drinks & light food
7-8:30 pm – discussion
8:30-9 pm – reception and networking  continue

No RSVP required. No charge. Open to the public. Add yourself to this form to
be kept posted about future events like these:

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor – 116th St &
Broadway [ #1 train to 116th St or get directions:



NOTE: Free, open wi-fi available in the lecture hall for blogging, tweeting, etc. Please use the #cjhearst hashtag.

This program is dedicated to Hossein "Hoder" Derakhshan, Iranian-born blogger/Internet activist, who spoke at this panel in 2007; he was arrested in Iran in 2008 and has been sentenced to 19.5 years in prison. More info:

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:30-9 pm: The annual Hearst New Media Lecture will be
delivered by Krishna Bharat (@KrishnaBharat), founder of Google News & Hearst
New Media Professional-in-Residence at the J-school:

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, 630-9 pm: Hearst "Changing Media Landscape, 2011" Panel

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM SCHOOL'S DIGITAL MEDIA EFFORTS. Some video and links from this series at

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The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
invites you to an evening event: 

“The Science of Storytelling”

Dean Nicholas Lemann
in conversation with
Professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Weiner

for a discussion of
the practices and pitfalls, techniques and triumphs
of long-form science writing

focusing on Professor Weiner’s critically acclaimed new book

Long for This World  

Thursday, November 11, 2010
6:30 p.m.
World Room, 3rd floor
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
116th and Broadway
New York City

Register here:

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Facebook: friend "Columbia J-school" –


Audio webcasts with faculty, alumni and more: (set automatic e-mail
reminders there for yourself)

YouTube: (five- and 12-minute mini-documentaries about the school + events at the school)


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