Postgraduate Fellowship Archive | Columbia Journalism School

Postgraduate Fellowship Archive

Postgraduate fellows have produced an important body of data-driven narrative and investigative reporting across beats including education, migration and environment. Here are older stories from current and previously offered postgraduate fellowships.

Columbia Journalism Investigations

Stories by Columbia Journalism Investigations fellows include the following:

Cross-Borders Data Project

Global Migration Project

The Teacher Project

The Teacher Project fellows reported on a variety of issues related to equity in education. Here is a selection of past stories produced by the Project:

  • The Big Shortcut - An investigative project documenting the explosion of questionable online courses by American high schools to boost graduation rates. - Slate and Tallahassee Democrat
  • Tomorrow's Test - The 12-part series examining race and diversity in American classrooms. - Slate and multiple local partners
  • The Trouble with 2 - A multi-part series probing the ways in which America underserves its youngest learners by limiting access to high-quality, educationally-focused child care centers. - Slate and The Hechinger Report

Energy and Environmental Reporting Project

Fellows from The Energy and Environmental Reporting Project examined issues related to the environment and energy resources on an international level. 

Here are a selection of stories published by The Energy and Environmental Project:

  • Foreign Policy - The Country That Wasn't Ready To Win The Lottery
  • The Guardian 5- Part Series on Export-Import Bank. In 2017, the stories received an Honorable Mention by the Society of Environmental Journalists in the Outstanding Explanatory Reporting category:

        -"How Obama's climate change legacy is weakened by US investment in dirty fuel"
        -"Obama's dirty secret: the fossil fuel projects the US littered around the world"
        -"Potential Export-Import Bank deals pose grave environmental threat, experts say"
        -"Export-Import Bank gave $8.5bn to Mexico oil firm despite deadly accidents"
        -"US has provided $15m in financing to supplier of mines accused of slave labor"

  • L.A. Times - Exxon's Public & Private understanding about climate change "The role a melting glacier played in Exxon's biggest disaster"
  • CORRECT!V Germany, Mediapart France and Slate U.S. - Investigative collaboration that resulted in a comprehensive data set documenting global sea level that led to international coverage.