Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship

Washington D.C.,
United States
Term: Academic Year

Designed for aspiring and entrepreneurial journalists to refine their storytelling skills and accelerate their careers in media

The Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship is a year-long dynamic experiential fellowship that blends educational opportunities with work experience to accelerate your career in journalism. Unique and central to the media fellowship program is understanding the crucial role of free speech and a free press in society. Fellows are employed by participating organizations and simultaneously immersed in world-class curriculum to develop professional skills.

The Fellowship Experience:

  • A curriculum that examines the crucial role of free expression and a free press in society,
  • Learn from industry leaders from newsrooms like The New York Times, NBC, CNN, NPR, ABC, CBS, Yahoo Tech, and FOXSports.com,
  • Survey topics such as: media law, journalistic ethics, and source relationships; interviewing, reporting, and storytelling; digital tools, social platforms, and analytics; and a suite of electives in professional skills.


Qualified applicants must demonstrate a passion to work as a journalist. The program seeks a diverse range of journalists including but not limited to reporters, editors, photojournalists, broadcast journalists, and producers. All fellows must agree to work for a participating organization during the duration of the fellowship. All fellows must be eligible to work in the United States.

Fact Sheet

Humanities, Social Sciences
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Graduate Students, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Public Service
Washington D.C.,
United States
North America
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 26, 2021