Meet The Barnard Bulletin’s Advisory Board

A group of exceptional journalists, writers, and leaders.

Julianna Goldman

“I’m joining the Barnard Bulletin Board of Advisors because I’m passionate about journalism, women’s empowerment and of course, Barnard. And I’m thrilled to be in a position to be able to help guide the next generation of journalists.”

“Journalists give voice to those whose stories need telling. And the only way to find those voices is to be on the ground, reporting. Bigger picture, journalism is suffering because local news has disappeared. Americans don’t trust where their news is coming from and they don’t know what to believe when fake news is normalized. The beauty of a college news outlet is that it is local news at its core. At a women’s college in particular it serves to report news and convey information from the perspective of women for women. The Barnard Bulletin tells stories that might not otherwise be covered and it empowers women who want to pursue futures in journalism.”

Julianna Goldman is an award-winning multimedia journalist with more than 15 years of experience in TV and print, having covered some of the most historic news events around the world. Since 2022 she has been a political columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, writing weekly about the intersection of business, politics and policy. She is also the founder of MamaDen, a platform that connects and empowers mothers, elevates the conversation around the work of caregiving at home and in the workplace and provides resources for women looking to stay in or return to the workforce.

From 2014-2018, Goldman was a Correspondent at CBS News, where she covered, among other stories, politics, the White House and Congress. She also led investigations into President Donald Trump’s businesses and ethics scandals. Prior to that, she was a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Television, where she co-moderated the news organization’s first Republican presidential primary debate in 2011. Goldman conducted Obama’s first one‐on‐one TV interview after his re‐election in 2012, one of three interviews with the former president. 

Goldman graduated magna cum laude from Barnard with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Alexandra Watson

“It’s crucial that we bring an intersectional feminist lens to some of the most pressing issues of our times: reproductive justice, prison abolition, and climate justice. Barnard has a tradition of moving these conversations forward, especially the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW). The Barnard Bulletin gives students the opportunity to comment on and read about how these issues affect them, with attention to how the most marginalized are affected.”

Alexandra Watson is a fiction writer and poet from New York. She is a Lecturer in First-Year Writing and English at Barnard College, where she has won innovative teaching awards from Barnard and Columbia’s Provost’s Offices. She is the co-founder and executive editor of Apogee Journal, which won the Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, and for which she received the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Literary Magazine editing. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and a BA in English and Literary Arts from Brown University. Her work appears in The Nation, The Offing, The South Carolina Review, The Rumpus, The Common, [PANK], Redivider, Nat. Brut., Yes Poetry, The Bennington Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and others.

Theo Balcomb

“I believe that journalism creates a more informed and caring world. I want to support it on local levels as a person who loves reading/listening/learning and, also, as a proud alum. I believe learning to report and sharing stories is an incredible way to be a part of the Barnard community on campus and beyond.”

“Barnard taught me how to think critically and bring my own experiences to every room I’m in. Journalism needs that, needs us, needs our experiences to tell a full, complete story.”

Theo Balcomb created “The Daily” at The New York Times in 2017. Under her leadership, it grew to an audience of over four million listens a day, won a duPont award, and was part of multiple Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning submissions. She also brought The Daily to over 200 public radio stations. Before “The Daily,” she was the Supervising Producer of “All Things Considered” at NPR (the youngest person to hold that role).

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