Ten Knight-Bagehot Fellows in Economics and Business Journalism have been named by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. They include journalists from USA Today, The New York Times, The Houston Chronicle, Money Magazine, Time Magazine, and Reuters.
The midcareer fellowships provide full tuition and a living stipend of $45,000 for experienced journalists to take graduate courses at Columbia's Schools of Business, Law, and International and Public Affairs. Fellows also attend special seminars at the Journalism School led by scholars and business experts during the nine-month program, which begins every year in August. The program is open to journalists with at least four years of experience.
Founded in 1975, the fellows are named for John S. and James L. Knight, brothers who established Knight Foundation, and Walter Bagehot (pronounced baj-et), the 19th-century British economist and editor of The Economist. They are administered by the Graduate School of Journalism and directed by Terri Thompson, a former associate editor of U.S. News & World Report and reporter for Business Week and a graduate of the program.
Funds are provided by an endowment from the Knight Foundation and by grants from foundations and corporations, which have included The New York Times, McGraw-Hill Companies, Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc., Citigroup and Dow Jones & Co.
The 2003-2004 Knight-Bagehot Fellows in Economics and Business Journalism are:
Isabel Darrigrandi, 33, based in Santiago, Chile, where she is an editor for America Economia, Latin America's leading pan regional business magazine.
Karen F. Donovan, 42, a lawyer-turned-journalist and author of a forthcoming book on the trial lawyer David Boies to be published by Pantheon Books.
Daniel Eisenberg, 33, a staff writer for Time Magazine in New York City.
Tom D. Fowler, 33, a business reporter for the Houston Chronicle.
Peter S. Green, 40, works for The New York Times as its stringer/reporter covering Central and Eastern Europe from Prague.
Reshma Kapadia, 28, is the Internet/media correspondent for Reuters News where she started working in 1998.
Patricia Winters Lauro, 45, a freelance writer whose trend stories on marketing and advertising are regularly featured in The New York Times.
David Lieberman, 49, the senior media business reporter and columnist for USA Today.
Nick Pachetti, 33, a staff writer for Money Magazine in New York.
Mark Whitehouse, 36, who has spent the past decade in Moscow and is managing editor of Vedomosti, a Russian-language business daily partly owned by Dow Jones & Co.