Strategic Communications News

Redeveloping Our Region’s Riverfronts: The Hudson and Mohawk Rivers

Tom Nardacci, alumnus of Columbia’s Strategic Communications master’s program, and President and Founder of Gramercy Communications, writes about his interest and investment in the waterfront development of Troy, New York.

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Noses in the Air: A Democratization is Underway in One of the Snootiest Professions Around

Yahoo! Voices has published a feature story on “professional noses,” who identify and describe scents for a a living, written by Jesse Scinto, communications consultant and instructor in Columbia’s M.S. in Communications Practice program. Scinto began the article when he was a student in Columbia’s Strategic Communications program for Edith Updike’s Advanced Writing Workshop.

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What Problem Will You Own?

Owning a problem requires that you identify it, prioritize it, and then work to solve it with the resources you have, writes Lara Galinsky, a graduate of Columbia’s M.S. in Strategic Communications program, for the Harvard Business Review blog network.

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How to Give a Great Speech

Jane Praeger, faculty for Columbia’s M.S. in Strategic Communications program, explains how to give a great speech. “People would find speechwriting much easier if they realized that all they needed to do was find a key message and three great stories to support it,” she says. Read more at Forbes.

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Strategic Communications Students Develop Campaign to Fight Disease in Afghanistan

Students in the “Communications for Social Change” course in the Strategic Communications graduate program at Columbia developed an effective communications campaign to improve the prevention of and treatment for leishmaniasis, a common and devastating disease among women and children in Afghanistan.

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Trust Enables Communities and Organizations to Grow

Business Insider points to a TEDx talk by Simon Sinek, Professor in the Strategic Communications master’s program at Columbia University, who states that trust is the basis for how communities and organizations grow and succeed. When growing a business, argues Sinek, it’s more important to hire people who share similar beliefs and values, versus hiring solely for skill.

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New York Women in Communications Profiles Trudi Baldwin

Trudi Baldwin was profiled by the New York Women in Communications for her innovative leadership of the Strategic Communications and Communications Practice programs.

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Great Summer Reads for Federal Leaders

Strategic Communications faculty member Simon Sinek's book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action was chosen by the Washington Post as one of the five recommended reads for federal leaders. It is also the first book in history to be on the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force's and the chairman of the Joint Chief's reading lists in the same year.

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Instructor Simon Sinek Featured by 99%

Simon Sinek, an instructor in the M.S. in Strategic Communications program, recently gave a presentation on leadership for The 99%: "If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business".

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Strategic Communications Graduate Making Waves with Columns

Keli Goff, a graduate of the M.S. in Strategic Communications program, has been making waves with her recent columns on Loop21.

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