Announcement Regarding the Search for the Dean of the Journalism School

October 31, 2012

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

I am writing to announce the formation of a search committee to help in identifying the next dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  Following the usual practice, the search committee will conduct interviews of a select number of candidates and will submit their recommendations to me.  I will then work closely with the provost, John Coatsworth, and others, and make the final selection.  The committee welcomes all nominations and encourages you to submit letters to

The members of the committee are:  Ann K. Cooper, CBS Professor of Professional Practice in International Journalism and Director of the Broadcasting Graduate Program; Thomas B. Edsall, Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism; Howard W. French, Associate Professor of Journalism; Linda Fried, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health and DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice; LynNell Hancock GF'80 JN'81, H. Gordon Garbedian Professor of Journalism and Director of the Spencer Fellowship Program; KC Ifeanyi, student at the Journalism School; Nilda Mesa, Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer at the Journalism School; Mirta Ojito JN'01, Assistant Professor of Journalism; Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Special Advisor to the President; Michael Schudson, Professor of Journalism; Sree Sreenivasan JN'93, Chief Digital Officer and Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Journalism; Duy Linh Tu JN'99, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Journalism and Head of the Digital Media Program; Betsy West, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at the Journalism School; and Tim Wu, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law.

Finally, I would like to again thank Nick Lemann for his years of service.


Lee C. Bollinger