Since 2008, the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship has welcomed some of the most accomplished education journalists from the U.S. and abroad to Columbia Journalism School, offering them the gift of time and resources to deepen their pool of knowledge and complete an ambitious journalistic project.
So far, I have had the privilege of observing more than 40 fellows take advantage of their year at this extraordinary research university to expand their thinking, their skill sets, their source base and their sense of what is possible in education reporting.
Past fellows have written books, in-depth magazine and newspaper series, produced radio documentaries and created podcasts. Many have gone on to become journalistic entrepreneurs and leaders in the field.
If you have a serious project idea in the field of education, one that would benefit from the research opportunities available at Columbia University and beyond, I invite you to apply.