Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship at New York University

Deadline: 7 March 2014
Open to: candidates with at least one year experience, fluent in English and knowledge of at least one Asian language
Fellowship: tuition and fees, a stipend of US$24,000 to cover travel to New York, living expenses, at least one trip home, as well as incidental costs such as textbooks


The Wall Street Journal, in association with New York University, is now accepting applications for the 2014 Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship. The Fellowship provides promising journalists from Asia with the opportunity to participate in the three-semester masters program in the Business & Economic Reporting program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Entering its ninth year, the Fellowship has enabled a number of working journalists in Asia to come to New York to study journalism at a top research university. The BER program features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of both journalism and MBA courses. With a low 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the program provides intellectual rigor as well as hands-on mentoring for 15 hand-picked students.


Candidates must have at least one year’s experience working in Asia at an English-language publication and be fluent in English and at least one Asian language. A team of Journal editors working in conjunction with NYU professors will select one or more fellows for the program.


The Fellowship covers tuition and fees for two of the three semesters of the program, as well as a stipend of US$24,000 to cover travel to New York, living expenses, at least one trip home, as well as incidental costs such as textbooks. Previous fellows have gone on to staff positions at the Journal and other major news organizations in the U.S. and Asia.


All candidates must submit the following:

  • one-page resume, written in English, detailing work and educational experience;
  • Three to five published articles written in English;
  • A 200- 300-word memo describing an article you would like to pursue on a business topic of significance to a broader international readership;
  • An original 1,000-word essay written in English.
    In the essay, tell about yourself. What were your key inspirations in your life and as a journalist? How did you come to have an interest in business journalism, and what role do you see it playing as part of the media? What are your hopes and dreams as a journalist, whether or not you win this Fellowship? How will the NYU program help you accomplish your goals if you are selected? And what will you bring to the program? Tell us also about your interests outside of journalism. What are your broader goals in life?;
  • Transcripts of any university you have attended; GRE and TOEFL score reports if you have already taken these tests; names of three people who can recommend you, including the following contact information: address, phone number, and email address.

Email your application packet (in one PDF file only) to adam.penenberg@nyu.edu. The deadline is 7 March 2014.

For more information about the program, contact Prof. Adam L. Penenberg adam.penenberg@nyu.edu.

Visit the official website HERE.

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