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Watch: The Future of Journalism Education

  • By Newmark J-School Staff
Geraldine Baum

Today, many leading newsrooms are undertaking a thoughtful examination of how their historical hiring practices, standards, and coverage have alienated segments of the audience they hope to serve.

As we educate the next generation of journalists, what values and practices should we seek to preserve and which must change? How should our own recruiting practices and curriculum evolve?

Dean Sarah Bartlett opens with observations about her years leading CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and turns to a panel of deans from prominent journalism schools (Berkeley, Columbia, and Howard) for a conversation about how journalism schools can serve future generations.


Geeta Anand, dean and professor at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Jelani Cobb, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, incoming dean at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, current Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia, writer at The New Yorker, recipient of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis writing, writes about race, politics, history and culture

Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean and professor of the Cathy Hughes School of Communication at Howard University, former president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, and author


Gina Chua, executive editor of the media startup Semafor and former executive editor of Reuters with a longtime career as a newsroom manager and journalist