The Columbia Journalism School is calling on qualified journalists to apply for its one year, full-time fellowship programme called: Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.
The programme affords participants the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance.
Information available on the group’s website indicates that fellows take courses at Columbia’s graduate schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs.
They also participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics, as well as attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions.
Also, fellows 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,” the message read.
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 2017¬-2018 academic year, a stipend of $60,000 will be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia ¬affiliated facility.
Application for the programme is currently ongoing and the deadline is February 15, 2017.
Applicants must create an account through an online system in order to submit the application and required materials. One can always return to the application at any time to submit materials as one is ready.
The key things needed for the application 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) and Three letters of reference.”
For more information, applicants should visit the website via this link: https://journalism.columbia.edu/kb#Application_Guidelines, or contact Terri Thompson, the Director, Knight¬-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, on firstname.lastname@example.org and 212-854-2711