The Colombia Journalism School is now accepting applications for the 2018/2019 Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism. The fellowship aims at providing accomplished journalists an intensive, sharply focused study of business, economics and finance. It 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. The core of the Knight-Bagehot curriculum consists of courses offered by Columbia University. Knight-Bagehot fellows will be allowed to choose from two academic tracks: the Certificate in Economics and Business Journalism or the Master of Arts in Journalism.
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.
Awards:- 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.