Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism Launches
Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism
( http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/ ) and the Spencer Foundation
( http://www.spencer.org/ ) are offering a new fellowship in edu-
cation reporting
, beginning in fall 2008. The fellowship seeks to
elevate the level of education reporting by giving writers the
time and resources needed to produce work of lasting value and
that ultimately influences the national conversation about the
state of education in America. The fellowship combines course work
in residence at Columbia University with intense individual help
with each fellow’s project on some aspect of education in the
Fellows will spend an academic year in New York to study at the
School of Journalism and at Columbia’s Teachers College. In
addition to the coursework and independent projects, the Spencer
Fellows will meet as a group periodically and will participate
in conversations with influential leaders in both education and
The fellowship is open to journalists, educators, and education
policy researchers who are interested in creating significant
works of long-form education journalism. The chief criterion for
selection is the potential for research and writing excellence
and impact on the national discourse in the field of education.
An outline of a proposed project in education reporting —
projects that are already underway are eligible — must accom-
pany all applications.
Visit the Web site of Columbia University’s Graduate School of
Journalism for complete program information.