The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has announced the nine winners of Knight-Bagehot Fellowships in Economics and Business Journalism for the 2010-11 school year.
They will “enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance in a yearlong, full-time program administered by the journalism school. 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,” according to the fellowships’ website.
The fellows receive full tuition and a stipend of $50,000. They may qualify for a master’s degree. This year’s winners are:
- Jill Barshay, 42, reporter for American Public Media’s “Marketplace” radio show.
- Peter Beller, 30, West Coast reporter for Forbes.
- Christian Berthelsen, 37, associate editor of the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
- Drew DeSilver, 44, business reporter for The Seattle Times.
- Jennifer Haley, 32, producer and personal finance reporter for CNN America.
- Renae Merle, 34, reporter for The Washington Post.
- Alexander Osipovich, 31, reporter for Agence France-Presse in Moscow.
- Matthew Philips, 31, senior reporter for Newsweek.
- Seth Stevenson, 36, contributing writer for Slate.com.
The application deadline is usually March 1, and applicants must have at least four years of experience. “Journalists from nationally known organizations are not given preference over those from smaller regional media,” the website says.