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Applications are now open for Columbia University's prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowships.
BY Skendha Singh |   02-11-2018

Columbia School of Journalism

Columbia School of Journalism has announced that applications for its Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism are now open. 10 fellows will be selected for the 2019-20 session. Each fellow will receive free tuition, healthcare, and a stipend to offset living expenses in New York. For 2019-20, a stipend of 60,000 USD is expected to be granted to each fellow.

The program is administered by Columbia University’s well-known Journalism School. It is delivered full-time over a year. Fellows can opt for one of two tracks: Certificate in Economics and Business Journalism, or Master of Arts in Journalism. For the Certificate, fellows must complete thirty hours of university credit during two semesters. Most of the classes are at the Business School, Law School or School of International and Public Affairs. The subjects covered include: microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, securities analysis, and media management. For the Master of Arts in Journalism, fellows will take most courses at the Journalism School. These will include: data, technology and investigative techniques in journalism, business reporting seminar, as well as Evidence and Inference.

Apart from classes, the fellows also attend seminars on journalism, the role of technology in media, and contemporary issues journalistic practice. The Fellowships also provides them an opportunity to meet CEOs and Editors-in-Chief of major media organisations. They are encouraged to take advantage of New York city’s thriving business and journalism ecosystem.

The 2019-20 applications are now open. You can apply here. To apply you will need a professional resume, a study proposal, a personal essay, university transcripts, five samples of work, and three letters of reference. The application fee is 100 USD. For completing the application, the deadline is 31 January 2019.

Former fellows include: Julia Angwin, Editor-in-Chief of The Markup, Neil Irwin, Senior Economics Correspondent of The Economics Times, and David Cho, Business Editor of The Washington Post.

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