Application Deadline: January 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship offers journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, finance and technology, as well as gain a strong understanding of the business of journalism itself.
Fellows spend two semesters at Columbia Journalism School and take most of their classes at Columbia Business School. The fellows meet weekly for off-the-record seminars and dinners with top journalists, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
In scope and depth, it is the most comprehensive and rigorous business journalism fellowship in the world. As such, Knight-Bagehot fellows are required to have earned a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university. The fellowship is an academic program in which the fellows are enrolled in classes and receive grades for their work. Fellows meet together once a week for a seminar and dinner, and each fellow chooses their own particular set of business and journalism classes. Three academic tracks guide those choices. Two tracks lead to a Certificate in Business and Economics Journalism. The third leads to a Master of Arts in Journalism. ‘
- Applications for the 2022-23 fellowship have launched.
- The fellowship is open to full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, digital media, television and radio news organizations, as well as to freelance journalists, from anywhere in the world.
- Admissions decisions are typically announced in March/April.
Tuition at Columbia is fully covered.
Each fellow will also receive a stipend of $60,000 for the nine-month program. The money is paid in two installments (Sept. and Feb.) with no taxes withheld (but it is taxable, so you will have to factor that into your budget). The fellowship pays for health insurance for one person (family coverage is extra) and various academic and facility fees.
Subsidized student housing is also available.
The program does not pay for routine living expenses, textbooks, travel, local transportation, gym memberships, special programs, student club fees, transcript verification, fines or parking.
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