An intensive, remote-friendly summer program from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism designed to equip journalists and storytellers of all kinds with the computational skills needed to turn data into narrativebreak out of Excelperform in-depth investigationsharness APIswrite data-driven stories
Columbia Journalism School’s Lede Program is a 10-week intensive on coding and data analysis. For 2022, the course will be operated as a hybrid in-person/remote program in light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
Pulling insights from data isn't just for journalists — our tools and skills are equally valuable to social scientists, policymakers, and academics of all stripes.
We start from square one, with no prior experience in data or coding necessary. You'll learn the ins and outs along the way.
We balance practical, real-world skills with the computer science theory you’ll want to take your coding further.
Applications for 2022 are now open.
"Data" isn’t just one simple thing. You’ll acquire a plethora of skills, tools and programming languages to make you a more effective storyteller. Let’s review a few of the possibilities:
Charts and Graphs
Styling the web
With coverage ranging from an hour of introduction to a semester-long deep dive, you’ll return to the workplace with sharp new analytical, investigative, and storytelling skills.
The Lede Program is open to applicants with a strong academic or professional record and interest in data technologies.
Summer 2022 will be from Monday, June 6 to Friday, August 12.
As a professional program at Columbia University, the Lede Program costs less than a formal degree. Scholarship aid is also available. For more information on tuition and scholarship aid opportunities, see our Tuition and Fees page.