Welcome to the application portal for the Office of Career Development at Columbia Journalism School. All opportunities posted are for currently enrolled students or recent graduates of Columbia Journalism School. Please carefully read each application description to determine if you are eligible to apply. 

QUESTIONS? Contact Lauren Mack, Program Manager, Office of Career Development: lem2111@columbia.edu.

Thank you for your interest in Tony Horwitz Fellowship.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The Tony Horwitz Fellowship will fund reporting projects that bridge divides and promote equality and understanding. Tony Horwitz Fellowship funds may be used to support reporting, investigation or travel. Story proposals can vary widely, whether investigative, explanatory or other journalistic forms while reflecting the spirit of Horwitz’s work. Graduates of the Journalism School’s degree-granting programs from the past 10 years (currently, 2010-2019) are eligible to submit proposals. In the inaugural year, up to two Tony Horwitz Fellows will be named.

The Fellowship honors Tony Horwitz, a 1983 graduate of Columbia Journalism School’s Master of Science Program, who won the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 1995 while at The Wall Street Journal, and wrote more than a half dozen books, most of them with a focus on American history. Through his career, Horwitz also reported for other publications, including The New Yorker, and served as an international correspondent in the Balkans, Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.

Among his books that became New York Times Best Sellers were "Confederates in the Attic," "Blue Latitudes," "Baghdad Without a Map" and "A Voyage Long and Strange."

ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowship is open to graduates of Columbia Journalism School's degree-granting programs from the past 10 years (in 2021, Classes of 2011-2020) are eligible to submit proposals. Up to two Tony Horwitz Fellows will be named in this second year of the fellowship.

TO APPLY:

All applicants must complete this online application and must include the following information on the submission form:

  • The applicant’s resume and three writing samples that reflect the type of work the applicant proposes to do.
  • A detailed description of the proposed project/story, including a target for when the project is to be completed.
  • A budget, up to $6,500, for how the grant funds will be spent, such as travel expenses, document acquisition, etc. The budget should also reflect other funding obtained or required for the project.
  • A statement of intent from a media outlet to publish/broadcast the work once complete. This does not have to be a promise to publish, but a media outlet should review the proposed work and state that they have interest in the idea before the application is submitted.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 11:59 p.m. (EST), THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021.

QUESTIONS? Email Lauren Mack, Program Manager, Office of Career Development: lem2111@columbia.edu

Thank you for your interest in The Joan Konner Program in the Journalism of Ideas.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

Joan Konner was a groundbreaking broadcast news producer, documentarian, television executive and author who served as Dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism from 1988 to 1997. As Dean, Konner brought many innovations to the School, establishing both the part-time Master’s of Science and Ph.D. programs, modernizing the curriculum and introducing into it the Journalism of Ideas, as she defined it: works that explore the intellectual foundations and significant questions arising from the world of ideas, on any subject, including politics, economics, history, culture, science, law and values.

Established through a bequest from her estate and with generous support from the M & T Weiner Foundation, the Joan Konner Program in the Journalism of Ideas will honor dean Konner’s legacy by providing an annual fellowship and faculty mentorship to support the completion of reporting or academic research projects that depart from traditional journalism beats to focus on ideas and beliefs.

ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowship will award $10,000 in its second year and is open to graduates of Columbia Journalism School's Master's programs from the past six years (in 2021, Classes of 2016-2021) and Ph.D. students who have completed the coursework portion of the degree program. Works must be intended for publication in a peer-reviewed academic, specialized or general interest outlet. Applicants are encouraged to apply for support of works on any platform.

TO APPLY:

All applicants must complete this online application and must include the following information on the submission form:

  • The applicant’s resume and three writing samples that reflect the type of work the applicant proposes to do
  • A detailed description of the proposed project
  • A description of the intellectual foundations and/or significant questions arising from the world of ideas that they wish to explore
  • A budget, up to $10,000, for how the grant funds will be spent, such as travel expenses, living expenses, document acquisition, etc. The budget should also reflect other funding obtained or required for the project.
  • A letter of support from a news outlet or other qualifying publication interested in running the story. This does not have to be a promise to publish, but a media outlet should review the proposed work and state that they have interest in the idea before the application is submitted.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: 11:59 p.m. (EST), THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021. Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis by members of the Journalism School faculty immediately after. Awards will be made no later than June 2021.


QUESTIONS? Email Lauren Mack, Program Manager, Office of Career Development: lem2111@columbia.edu