Application Deadline: March 1, 2015
The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance in a year-long, full-time program administered by the journalism school.
Fellows take courses at Columbia’s graduate schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics; and attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions.
The program is designed to meet the public interest in business and economics news and the demand for trained editors and reporters in the field. In scope and depth, it is considered the most comprehensive business journalism fellowship in the country. Eligible Knight-Bagehot fellows may qualify for a Master of Science degree in journalism upon completion of this rigorous program.
- Conducted during Columbia’s academic year from August through May, the fellowship accepts up to 10 fellows each year.
- Fellows receive free tuition plus a stipend to offset living expenses in New York City. For the 2016 academic year, a stipend of $55,000 will be granted to each fellow.
- Housing is available in a Columbia-affiliated facility.
- The fellowship is open to full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, and broadcast news organizations as well as to freelance journalists.
- Applicants must have at least four years’ experience.
- There are no academic prerequisites.
- Though some attempt is made to achieve a diversity of backgrounds, the affiliation of applicants is not a factor in the selection process.
- Journalists from nationally known organizations are not given preference over those from smaller regional media.
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