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Kiplinger Fellowship

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The Kiplinger Fellowship

Since 1973, journalists have competed for prestigious Kiplinger Fellowships. In recent years, hundreds of journalists from around the world have applied annually for 20 to 25 slots – positioning the Kiplinger Fellowship among a handful of nationally prominent journalism fellowships.

About the Kiplinger Fellowship

Kiplinger Fellows typically spend a week in April on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens, where they receive cutting-edge training on digital tools and tactics from leading industry experts. Topics include social media for reporting, branding and audience engagement; spreadsheets and data visualization; smartphone videography; and media ethics. The highly coveted fellowships provide lodging, most meals and free training – thanks to the generosity of the Kiplinger Foundation and Kiplinger family.

Kiplinger Fellows have been chosen from some of the most influential newsrooms across the United States and around the globe. Journalists have been selected from the Associated Press, BBC, CBS News, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, NBC News, New York Times, PBS Newshour, Slate, USA Today, Univision, Washington Post and dozens of other news organizations. International journalists have traveled to Ohio State from Afghanistan, China, Colombia, Great Britain, Greece, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and other nations.

International Fellows Map

An interactive map shows the 22 countries represented by international Kiplinger Fellows. Explore the Kiplinger Program's global connections.

Video Highlights

Check out our 90-second video to get a feel for the Kiplinger Fellowship and the program's approach to training journalists on the latest digital storytelling tools.

U.S. Fellows Map

Kiplinger Fellows represent 30 states and the District of Columbia. Explore our interactive map to see the nationwide reach and connections of the Kiplinger Program.

Featured Fellow

Stuart Hughes of the BBC began using social media with family, but later found it useful in covering war.