Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism 2019/2020 (Funded)

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism 2019/2020 (Funded)

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Applications are open for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism 2019/2020. The Fellowship offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, finance and technology, as well as gain a strong understanding of the business of journalism itself, in a yearlong, full-time program administered by the Journalism School.

Fellows typically take courses at Columbia’s graduate schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars with media, corporate and tech practitioners, and meet weekly with media CEOs, top editors, journalism entrepreneurs, taking advantage of Columbia’s access to New York’s media, business and tech ecosystem. The Fellowship runs during Columbia’s academic year from mid-August through May, and accepts up to 10 Fellows each year.


  • The Knight­-Bagehot fellowship program covers the full costs of the Fellows’ tuition, and provides a fixed living expenses stipend while at Columbia. A stipend of $60,000 is expected to be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia ­affiliated facility.


  • 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, they specifically look for candidates who can help deliver better business journalism in all parts of the world, in multimedia formats.


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For more information, visit Knight-Bagehot Fellowship.