Knight-Bagehot program accepting applications for 2018-19
The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The program offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance in a yearlong, 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.
In scope and depth, it is the most comprehensive business journalism fellowship in the country. Eligible Knight-Bagehot fellows (those with a B.A. degree from an accredited college) may qualify for a Master of Arts degree in journalism upon completion of this rigorous program.
The program runs during Columbia’s academic year from August through May and accepts up to 10 fellows each year. Each Fellow receives free tuition plus a stipend to offset living expenses in New York City. For the 2018-2019 academic year, a stipend of $60,000 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, digital media and broadcast news organizations as well as to freelance journalists. Applicants must have at least four years of experience. There are no academic prerequisites. 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.
The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018. To apply, you must create an account through our online system in order to submit the application and required materials.