About Us

Real stories of public concern for a new era of public affairs journalism

As newsrooms contract and real world issues expand, the media and, by extension, the public struggles to keep up with the most relevant issues of the day. Climate change, social injustice, worldwide wealth and poverty, the loss of human rights go underreported all across the globe. Most of the time they are covered sparingly, if at all. The need to refocus on key issues and report them robustly and with saturation is vital. The Kiplinger Fellowship helps answer the need to train today’s journalists to do better with this issues. 

What we offer:

All programs are funded through the generous support of the Kiplinger Foundation, in partnership with Ohio University.


Practical, useful and timely training. Journalists who have experienced Kiplinger Program training speak out about its impact. Check out The Buzz: Top 12 comments about Kiplinger Program training.

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History & Background

With roots reaching back to 1912, our history starts with W. M. “Kip” Kiplinger — one of the first two journalism graduates at Ohio State University. The Kiplinger Program was created in 1972 to memorialize his innovation and contribution to journalism.

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Kevin Z. Smith directs the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism in its 51st year.

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Learn more about the year-round programs and initiatives offered by the Kiplinger Program, as well as other ways you can partner in our mission.

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