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One Year Master’s in Data Journalism At Columbia Costs $150K

One Year Master’s in Data Journalism At Columbia Costs $150K

Wait, what?

The high and rising cost of college is one thing, but this is positively stunning.

The Daily Caller reports:

The Cost Of A One Year Master’s In Data Journalism At Columbia Is … $150K

A new one-year data journalism master’s degree offered by Columbia University costs $150,000.

Prospective students will need to pay approximately $106,000 for tuition and fees and $41,232 for living expenses, reported Inside Higher Ed. The median income for American journalists in 2016 was less than $40,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Students who obtain the degree will receive “practical, hands-on training essential to producing deeply reported data-driven stories in the public interest,” according to a Columbia news release. The school states that the program will train students to better collect and synthesize data, as well as implement algorithms to “access capabilities and biases in data.”


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TheIconoclast | August 14, 2017 at 8:02 am

Now I don’t have a degree in Data Journalism from Columbia, of course, but that sounds like a ripoff!