2014-15 Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism

Deadline: March 1, 2014

The Columbia Journalism School is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism. The fellowship is a year-long, full-time program that offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance. In scope and depth, it is considered the most comprehensive business journalism fellowship in the country. Eligible Knight-Bagehot fellows may qualify for a Master of Science degree in journalism upon completion of this rigorous program.


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.

Fellows receive free tuition plus a stipend to offset living expenses in New York City. For the 2014 academic year, a stipend of $55,000 will be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia-affiliated facility.


  • The fellowship is open to full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, and broadcast news organizations as well as to freelance journalists.
  • Applicants must have at least four years’ experience.
  • There are no academic prerequisites.
  • Though some attempt is made to achieve a diversity of backgrounds, the affiliation of applicants is not a factor in the selection process.
  • Journalists from nationally known organizations are not given preference over those from smaller regional media.

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