Global Migration Project: Global Migration Project fellows spend six to nine months investigating stories at the intersections of gender and refugee/immigration issues. Past fellows have reported on five continents and in the immigrant-heavy neighborhoods of NYC, publishing in the New York Times, The New Yorker and THE CITY.
In 2022 Jiahui Huang, ‘22 M.S. Stabile; Samantha McCabe, ‘22 M.S. Stabile; and Janelle Retka, ’22 M.A. Science, will join project advisor Sarah Stillman. Learn more about the Global Migration Project and the fellows.
The 2022 fellows join Columbia Journalism Investigations following a year notable for its ambitious multi-newsroom reporting collaborations. A rolling 2021 series on the dramatic rise in preventable worker deaths from hot temperatures by CJI’s Hidden Epidemics 2.0 team, done in collaboration with NPR and local public-radio stations, won top prizes in the IRE Awards and the National Headliner’s Awards, among other contests, and spurred the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop a federal rule to safeguard workers against heat illnesses. An August 2022 investigation by another CJI team working with the Center for Public Integrity, Type Investigations and six local news outlets revealed how vulnerable communities suffering from climate change struggle, and often fail, to receive funding that could help them move out of harm’s way of intensifying disasters. The Cross-Borders Data team worked with the Latin American Center for Investigative Reporting and the Brazilian newspaper UOL to shine a light on the Brazilian government's seizure of illegal plastic and paper waste shipped by a U.S. subsidiary to a Brazilian recycling plant, while the Global Migration Project fellows have spotlighted New York City children who lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19 — many of whom are from immigrant families — and are releasing a forthcoming story in partnership with the MISSING THEM project at THE CITY, Type Investigations and City Limits.
Columbia Journalism Investigations Fellowships are among several exclusive paid fellowships available through the Journalism School. For more information, visit Exclusive Fellowships and Internships.
About Columbia Journalism School
For more than a century, the Columbia Journalism School has been preparing journalists in programs that stress academic rigor, ethics, journalistic inquiry and professional practice. Founded with a gift from Joseph Pulitzer, the school opened in 1912 and offers Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Data Journalism, a joint Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Journalism, The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism and a Doctor of Philosophy in Communications. It houses the Columbia Journalism Review, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, The Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights, The Simon and June Li Center for Global Journalism, the Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security, and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. The school also administers many of the leading journalism awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes, the John Chancellor Award, the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award, the Mike Berger Awards and the WERT Prize for Women Business Journalists.