The event will also honor the winner of the 2019 Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize, as well as the first winner of Columbia Journalism School’s WERT prize, which recognizes excellence in business journalism by women journalists.
This year, there will also be a silent auction of 15 iconic photographs donated by Reuters. The collection “A Moment In History” captures pivotal historic moments in journalism and was exclusively assembled from Reuters’ acclaimed photo archive to support the Knight-Bagehot fellowships. The curated images are meant to increase awareness of issues related to #pressfreedom, with all proceeds contributing to the event’s fundraising efforts that support the annual Bagehot Fellowships program.
The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship offers experienced journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, finance and technology, as well as gain a strong understanding of the business of journalism itself, by taking a full academic year of courses at Columbia University’s renowned schools of business, journalism, law and other departments.
The fellowship is named for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation of Miami, which established an endowment for the program, and Walter Bagehot, the 19th-century editor of The Economist.
For more information on how to support the Fellowships by sponsoring tables and purchasing tickets please visit: https://journalism.columbia.edu/save-date
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 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, and the Mike Berger Awards. Journalism.columbia.edu
Chantal De Soto