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Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism @ Columbia Journalism School [USA]: Apply by Feb 15

By: Priyanka Barik | 07 Feb 2018 12:01 AM


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 yearlong, full-time program administered by the Columbia 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 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.


  • Be full-time editorial employee of newspapers, magazines, wire services, digital media and broadcast news organizations.
  • A freelance journalist
  • Have at least four years of experience.

Key Things to Submit Include:

  • $100 application fee.
  • A professional resume.
  • An essay of no more than 1,000 words on a business or economic trend.
  • An autobiographical essay of no more than 1,000 words.
  • Four original samples of work.
  • College or university transcript(s).
  • Three letters of reference.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018.

How to Apply?

Click here to apply online.


Gary Hill
Program Coordinator,
Phone: 212-854-6840

For further details on the same, click here.


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