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Columbia College Discussion at Bloomberg News with Janet Lorin, CC í95

Date:April 04, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Bloomberg Offices in Midtown (You will be given the address and meeting location after you have been confirmed)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Malla Haridat by sending email to or by calling 212-854-5609.

Are you interested in you and a few of your peers having an intimate discussion with highly-accomplished alumni from Bloomberg News?  Itís a great opportunity for students who are interested in journalism and communications career with an award winning publication.  A chance to have all of your burning questions answered without the pressure of a formal networking event.

You will have the opportunity to hear from several CC alumni including:


John Brecher, CC Ď73

John Brecher is currently an editor-at-large at Bloomberg News. Prior to this, he enjoyed a long and successful career at The Wall Street Journal. He started as the Journalís Page One editor from 1992 until 2000, where he was responsible for all articles and columns on the front page. During that time, the Journal won seven Pulitzer Prizes for articles that appeared on page one, an unprecedented streak for the paper. After that, John devoted much of his time to the Journalís weekly wine column, which he wrote with his wife until 2009. Before joining the Journal, he held the post of City Editor and eventually, Assistant Managing Editor at The Miami Herald.

John earned a bachelor's degree in English from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1973, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator.

Robert Friedman CC '69 

Robert is an editor-at-large at Bloomberg News, where he has helped guide coverage of the global financial crisis.

Prior to joining Bloomberg News in 2008, he was international editor of Fortune for seven years, in charge of the magazine's Europe and Asia editions, as well as its global business coverage.

He was also an assistant managing editor of Life magazine, where he edited six special issues and two books: "The Beatles: From Yesterday to Today" and "The Life Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past 1,000 Years." Before that he was special projects editor at New York Newsday, overseeing a team of reporters that produced many award-winning series; editor of the Village Voice; a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where he covered legal and media issues; a freelance writer for Esquire, Inside Sports, Rolling Stone, New York, American Heritage, and other magazines; and the editor of MORE, a magazine about the media.

A graduate of Columbia College, he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator and co-author of "Up Against the Ivy Wall," a book about the 1968 student protests at Columbia. He also has an M.A. in American literature from Columbia University and has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Janet Lorin, CCí95/Jí96

Janet Lorin writes about higher education, focusing on college admissions and financial aid. Since she joined Bloomberg News in April 2008, she has also written about the nonprofit testing industry, university presidents who sit on corporate boards and the impact of the economic downturn on university finances. Before joining Bloomberg News, Janet worked for The Associated Press as Newark Correspondent, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Akron Beacon Journal. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Columbia College of Columbia University and a master's in journalism from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.

Jared Sandberg, CC Ď90

Jared Sandberg is the editor of He joined from The Wall Street Journal, where he spent nearly 20 years reporting and editing stories on technology, politics, religion, science, the environment, and personal finance. He also conceived and wrote the Journal's weekly column Cubicle Culture, satirizing office life. Prior to rejoining the Journal in October 2000, Sandberg was a senior technology writer for Newsweek magazine. In 2003, Jared was a member of a team of Journal reporters awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Writing for its work on the impact of corporate scandals in America.

Jared graduated in 1990 with a bachelorís degree in English from Columbia College, Columbia University.

 Nick Summers CC '05

Nick writes about finance and the world of Wall Street for Bloomberg Businessweek. He joined the magazine in August 2012 from Newsweek, where he was a senior business writer. Previously, he wrote the weekly, Off The Record, media column for The New York Observer.

Summers also worked for Newsweek from 2005 to 2010, covering the 2008 presidential election and contributing to the magazineís best-selling book, A Long Time Coming. In 2006 he co-founded IvyGate, a blog about the Ivy League. Summers graduated in 2005 from Columbia University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator.

Bloomberg News, which includes 1,900 editors and reporters in more than 150 bureaus serving print and broadcast media throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, produces more than 5,000 stories daily on the economy, companies, governments, financial and commodity markets as well the arts and sports.

Bloomberg News provides content to the weekly Bloomberg Businessweek and monthly Bloomberg Markets magazines; 440 publications in 65 countries; Bloomberg Television and Radio, a 24-hour network reaching more than 310 million households worldwide.


The Center for Career Education, in partnership with the CCAA Career Education Committee, presents the Columbia College Discussion Series, where select Columbia College students have the opportunity to interact with Columbia College alumni from different industries in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. This is an ideal setting for students to learn the workings of the industries they are interested in to advance their career exploration. Be sure to register early as space is extremely limited.

Business attire.
Resume required? No.
Eligibility: This event is only open to current Columbia College students.

Registration REQUIRED. All interested students must apply by filling out the registration form. You will be contacted as soon as you have been approved to attend.



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