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Delacorte Magazine Fellowship

Columbia Journalism Review's Delacorte Magazine Fellowships offer three reporters one year to pitch, report and write stories about journalism news and trends for and its bi-annual print editions. In addition, the Fellows participate in the Delacorte Lecture, a series held in the spring semester that examine aspects of magazine journalism by a leader in the field of magazine publishing, and work on an ambitious research project with the goal of deepening the public’s understanding of some key aspect of the magazine industry.


Kyle Pope

Kyle Pope, Editor & Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review

Kyle Pope is Editor and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. Before joining CJR, he held top posts at The Wall Street Journal, where he spent a decade as an editor and foreign correspondent, at Condé Nast, and at The New York Observer. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic and elsewhere. In the summer of 2017, Pope was asked to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on threats to the press.

Keith Gessen, Delacorte Fellowship Director at Columbia University School of Journalism

Keith Gessen, George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism

Keith Gessen is a founding editor of n+1 and a contributor to The New Yorker and The London Review of Books. He is the editor of three nonfiction books and the translator or co-translator, from Russian, of a collection of short stories, a book of poems, and a work of oral history. He is also the author of the novels, “All the Sad Young Literary Men” and "A Terrible Country."

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Current Fellows

Amanda Darrach

Amanda Darrach is a multimedia journalist based in New York. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked as a brand strategist and spent four years as a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Center.

Andrew McCormick

Andrew McCormick is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and before becoming a journalist was an officer in the US Navy. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Diplomat and the South China Morning Post, among others.

Zainab Sultan, '18 M.S. Documentary

Zainab Sultan is a multimedia journalist and a documentary filmmaker based in New York City. She was raised in the Middle East and spent several years working as a journalist in Doha, Qatar where she developed a passion for storytelling. Her work has been featured in Al Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle, Mic, The Hindu, Middle East Eye, TRT World and others. She did her undergraduate work at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and completed her masters in documentary filmmaking at the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University.

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