Special Report: Columbia University

Soros Funds Next Generation of Liberal Journalism

Alumni of the Columbia University School of Journalism have gone on to work at dozens of influential news outlets, as well as many left-wing publications.

In 2012 alone, graduates went on to work at ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, CNN, CNN Money and The Wall Street Journal. They also went to such left leaning outlets as Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera English, The Huffington Post, NPR, ProPublica, Slate and The Nation.

Famous alumni of the Journalism School include news anchors like CBS’s Steve Kroft (who gave an incredibly softball interview to President Obama on “60 Minutes”), “Good Morning America” anchor Josh Elliot, as well as editors for The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post as well as a producer for CNN and the former CEOs of Newsweek and The Associate Press.

The Business and Media Institute contacted the school to try to attain numbers of how many alumni went on to work at each of these organizations. CUSJ officials told BMI that no such records exist at this time. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has graduated 12,642 students since its founding in 1912.