Several Columbia Jschool events over the next few days

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In addition to the Social Media Weekend May 13-15 (with limited 15% off tickets) described below, here are several other events at the J-school over next few days:

* Tuesday, April 26

4-5 pm: "Storycraft." Long-form narrative writing coach Jack Hart shares his trade secrets to help you develop, craft, structure and edit your work. Room 601B of the Journalism School.

5:30-7 pm J-School Debates. Round 2. SPJ hosts another debate for students, faculty and industry, with the motion: "This House would accept government funding to finance its journalism operations." Featuring Columbia President Lee Bollinger; Chen Weihua, the Editor of the U.S. Edition of the China Daily; John Bentley, CBS reporter, Political unit; Dan Pashman, formerly of NPR, host of the Sporkful; and students Linette Lopez, Bilal Lakhani and Jonathan Hall. Professor Richard Wald will be chairing. Lecture Hall of the Journalism School.

* Thursday, April 28

7-9 pm: Delcorte Lecutre by Amy DuBois, editor-in-chief, Ebony The Delacorte Lectures examine various aspects of magazine journalism, presented in the spring semester each week by a leader in the field of magazine publishing.

* Monday, May 9

12-2 pm Social Media in the Middle East
Rasha Abdulla, Chair of Journalism and Mass Communication, American University in Cairo, "The People Want to Tweet the Revolution: How Social Media Brought Down Egypt's Dictator." Journalism 601B

* Tuesday, May 10

The release of The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism

A special report by

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia Journalism School

Principal, Quantum Media
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia Business School

Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia Journalism School

Discussion moderated by
"Annals of Communication" Writer, The New Yorker

Author, Googled: The End Of The World As We Know It

Opening remarks by
Dean, Columbia Journalism School


Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Columbia Journalism School
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception, World Room
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion, Lecture Hall


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Social Media Weekend at Columbia Journalism School

May 13-15 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon), the Continuing Ed department of Columbia Journalism School (@columbiajourn) is hosting a weekend of workshops, panels and keynotes to help journalists, media professionals and others understand social media better. We expect about 200 people from around the country to attend various parts of the weekend, which will be a fun, interactive, multi-day learning experience filled with new-fangled tools and services and sprinkled with some old-fashioned networking, too.

The opening event will give you a flavor of the weekend:
Friday 6-9 pm Opening Keynote & Reception features Andy Carvin (@ACarvin) of NPR, whose innovative Twitter work during #Egypt, #Libya, #Japan, etc, have gotten attention around the world, including a Washington Post Style cover profile; and CJR asked, "Is this the world's best Twitter account?"

SAMPLE TWEET: JOIN US! @ColumbiaJourn’s first Social Media Weekend of LEARNING, May 13-15 (Fri-Sun): #socmediaweekend

NOTE: 75 tix get 15% off the weekend pass!

Prof. Sree Sreenivasan |
Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism |

Contributing editor, DNAinfo:

TWITTER: @sree –

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