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CPR VISITS THE POFO

by Daniel Scott Parker

I always tell prospective MFA students that one of the best things about our program—aside from reading each other’s work or writing collaborative poems over a PB&J after class—is the …

CPR VISITS THE POFO

I always tell prospective MFA students that one of the best things about our program—aside from reading each other’s work or writing collaborative poems over a PB&J after class—is the …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Winter Break is Here!!

by Josh Young

This break started off with a BANG! I read at the Dollhouse with Brian Russel, Kathleen Rooney, and Glenn Shaheen. It was the first time without Stephen Danos. :-( Though, …

Winter Break is Here!!

This break started off with a BANG! I read at the Dollhouse with Brian Russel, Kathleen Rooney, and Glenn Shaheen. It was the first time without Stephen Danos. :-( Though, …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Josh Young, joyoung@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Adventures in Reporting: Election Day 2012

by Stephanie Ewing

From the first day of the Iowa Caucuses in January, 2012 to Election Day this November, I have been covering the presidential election. It was a fantastic learning experience capped …

Adventures in Reporting: Election Day 2012

From the first day of the Iowa Caucuses in January, 2012 to Election Day this November, I have been covering the presidential election. It was a fantastic learning experience capped …

Journalism MA Stephanie Ewing, stephanie.ewing@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Magazine Features: How Do They Work?

by Stephanie Ewing

While Columbia doesn’t have a magazine concentration in the Journalism MA program, per se, I’ve found (with the help of my professors) some clever ways of getting experience writing and …

Magazine Features: How Do They Work?

While Columbia doesn’t have a magazine concentration in the Journalism MA program, per se, I’ve found (with the help of my professors) some clever ways of getting experience writing and …

Journalism MA Stephanie Ewing, stephanie.ewing@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Your Tuition Dollars Hard At Work: Applying J-School Skills to Real Life

by Stephanie Ewing

After reading a Chicago Tribune article about the way undergrads’ parents are more carefully evaluating the job prospects and skills gained from their college-bound children’s degree program, I thought I’d …

Your Tuition Dollars Hard At Work: Applying J-School Skills to Real Life

After reading a Chicago Tribune article about the way undergrads’ parents are more carefully evaluating the job prospects and skills gained from their college-bound children’s degree program, I thought I’d …

Journalism MA Stephanie Ewing, stephanie.ewing@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Surviving NATO

by Stephanie Ewing

Preparing for the worst but hoping for boredom was our m.o. for covering NATO. Boring it was not, but thankfully, the weekend turned out to be mostly peaceful with a …

Surviving NATO

Preparing for the worst but hoping for boredom was our m.o. for covering NATO. Boring it was not, but thankfully, the weekend turned out to be mostly peaceful with a …

Journalism MA Stephanie Ewing, stephanie.ewing@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Graduate Assistantships: A Pretty Sweet Deal

by Stephanie Ewing

Most of the journalism grad students I know are pretty obsessed with finding ways to generate two things: relevant work experience and income. Graduate assistantships are pretty much the ideal …

Graduate Assistantships: A Pretty Sweet Deal

Most of the journalism grad students I know are pretty obsessed with finding ways to generate two things: relevant work experience and income. Graduate assistantships are pretty much the ideal …

Journalism MA Stephanie Ewing, stephanie.ewing@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Post-Production

by Dan Mollison

The Creative Producing students recently began a brand new class: post-production. Only half a semester long, the post-production course is the first time we Creative Producing students are being offered …

Post-Production

The Creative Producing students recently began a brand new class: post-production. Only half a semester long, the post-production course is the first time we Creative Producing students are being offered …

Film & Video - Creative Producing MFA Dan Mollison, dmollison@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Grad School Zen

by Stephanie Ewing

While riding the train home from the city, I realized this semester is going to be an exercise in time management and balance—like last semester, but on steroids. I’ve been …

Grad School Zen

While riding the train home from the city, I realized this semester is going to be an exercise in time management and balance—like last semester, but on steroids. I’ve been …

Journalism MA Stephanie Ewing, stephanie.ewing@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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