Knight-Bagehot Fellowships in Economics and Business Journalism in USA, 2017

Columbia Journalism School

Columbia Journalism School is now accepting applications for Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism for the 2017­-2018 academic year. International Journalists are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism 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.

Columbia Journalism School is one of the leading journalism schools in the world. They are also one of the oldest with more than 100 years of experience in educating journalism’s future leaders and trailblazers. Our tradition is rooted in the bedrock values of journalistic ethics and excellence, but we are also leaders of cutting-edge journalistic innovation and media scholarship.

Degree Level: Fellowships are awarded to Journalists.

Available Subject: Fellowships are available in the field of Economic, Business Journalism and Finance.

Scholarship Benefits: Each Fellow receives free tuition plus a stipend to offset living expenses in New York City. For the 2017­-2018 academic year, a stipend of $60,000 will be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia ­affiliated facility.

Number of Scholarships: Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

The fellowship is open to full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, digital media and broadcast news organizations as well as to freelance journalists. Applicants must have at least four years of experience. There are no academic prerequisites. 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.

Nationality: International Journalists are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

The key things you will need to submit include:

  • $100 application fee
  • A professional resume
  • An essay of no more than 1,000 words on a business or economic trend
  • Four original samples of work
  • College or university transcript(s)
  • Three letters of reference

Application Form

Deadline: The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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