Stigler Center Launches Journalists in-Residence Programme


stigler-panel-photoThe Stigler Center for the study of the Economy and the State has launched its second year of the journalists in residence programme and will be hosted in Chicago Booth’s Hyde Park Campus in London.

The 12-week programme will offer a transformative learning experience for working journalists from around the world working in all forms of media. It aims to shape the next generation of leaders in business reporting as well as seeks to deepen journalists’ understanding of political economy.

During the programme, selected participants will be allowed to choose their own classes at the Chicago Booth. Participants will also be expected to audit classes, participate in events, collaborate with peers, and socialize with the University’s greatest scholars. Examples of classes include the Firm and the Non-Market Environment with Professor Marianne Bertrand, Crony Capitalism with Professor Luigi Zingales and Understanding Central Banks with Professor Anil Kashyap.

Programme participants will be expected to audit three classes; attend and actively participate in classes and complete all required readings and assignments; Participate in Stigler lectures, lunches, and social events as well as other events recommended by the centre as well as sign a letter of agreement with the centre to indicate that the program guidelines and expectations are mutually agreed upon.

Selected participants will receive rWhat will I receive from theh; e by October 23,2017 theirence and are proficient in Englishersity’eimbursement for economy-class airfare to/from Chicago and SEVIS and visa application fees; a stipend of $12,000 to cover living expenses over the ten-week programme; free world-class training in business fundamentals at Chicago Booth; and participation in seminars and workshops at Chicago Booth and across the university.

Fellows will also be given an opportunity to write for the ProMarket blog; interact with Booth faculty and students as well as other programme participants; access to designated study space; and certificate of participation upon successful completion of programme.

Interested applicants for the programme must be a working journalist who have some years of media experience and are proficient in English. Applicant must also submit their resume/CV online by October 23, 2017; two letters of recommendation; and a copy of three published news articles, preferably in English. If the articles are not in English, a translation should be submitted along with the original articles.

Television and radio journalists should submit video/audio files along with a transcription in English. Applicants should submit an essay of about 500 words describing their interest in the programme and what goals they hope to achieve through the programme. They should also submit a 300-500 word proposal for a project they are interested in completing during the program. Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency (waived if undergraduate or graduate degree was obtained in an English-speaking country).

Click here for detailed application instructions.