Deadline: 31 January 2022
Open to: experienced full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, digital media, television and radio news organizations, freelance journalists
Benefits: free tuition, stipend, healthcare, and other benefits
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.
In scope and depth, it is the most comprehensive and rigorous business journalism fellowship in the world. 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.
- 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.
- Applicants must have at least four years of business/economics/finance journalism experience and have received a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university.
- Each fellow receives free tuition.
- Each fellow will also receive a stipend of $60,000 for the nine-month program.
- The fellowship pays for health insurance for one person (family coverage is extra) and various academic and facility fees.
- Fellows may apply for subsidized housing in a Columbia-affiliated facility.