Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize | Columbia Journalism School

Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize

The Welles Prize honors the memory of Christopher J. Welles, a former director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship, who was considered “the premier business writer” from the 1960s to the 1980s for his penetrating accounts of “shenanigans, abuses and downfalls.” It is awarded annually for an outstanding business or financial story or series by a Knight-Bagehot alum.

2019 Winner: Penelope Muse Abernathy

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The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business at Columbia Journalism School named Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina, the 2019 Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize, for her unparalleled and widely-cited research, "The Expanding News Desert." 

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WATCH THE PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD AT THE 44TH KNIGHT-BAGEHOT ANNUAL DINNER HERE.