Columbia Journalism School Calls for Applications for Business Journalism Fellowships

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Raju Narisetti, Columbia Journalism Taps Editor and Media Executive
Raju Narisetti, Columbia Journalism Taps Editor and Media Executive

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is accepting applications for its Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, which aims to enhance journalists’ understanding of business, economics and finance.

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. There are no academic prerequisites to apply and work affiliation of applicants is not a major factor in the selection process. While a majority of the fellows typically come from the US, the organizers are specifically looking for candidates who can help deliver better business journalism.

Fellows can choose from two academic tracks: a Certificate in Economics and Business Journalism, or the Masters of Arts in Journalism. They also 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.

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. Housing is available in a Columbia-affiliated facility.

 Applications close January 31, 2019.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://journalism.columbia.edu/kb#Application_Guidelines