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Columbia Journalism’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowship and Women’s Economic Round Table Opens Nominations for The WERT Prize, honoring Global Business Reporting by a Female Journalist

Nominations for the WERT Prize, honoring excellence in business journalism by a woman for work that fosters a greater understanding of global business, are now open. The prize is presented by the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia’s Journalism School in partnership with the Women’s Economic Round Table (WERT).

Thanks to funding from the Muriel F. Siebert Foundation, this year’s award will grow to $4,500 in acknowledgement of the 45th year of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. The award honors work published in English, across platforms - print, radio, broadcast and digital - for the 2019 calendar year.

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2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award Winners Announced: Public Media Garners Top Wins

Columbia Journalism School announced the 16 winners of the 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. The winners will be awarded their Silver Batons at Low Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in a ceremony hosted by CNN and PBS's Christiane Amanpour and The New York Times The Daily's Michael Barbaro. This is Columbia Journalism School’s 50th year hosting the duPont-Columbia Awards.

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Alumni Spotlight: The Emotional Toll of Covering Violence in America

As People Magazine’s crime and breaking news reporter, Elaine Aradillas ('04 M.S.) has covered several mass shootings in America over the last few years, telling tale after tale of countless victims whose lives were upended in a few short minutes of violence.