Post’s Irwin Scores Knight-Bagehot

Neil_Irwin.jpgAfter being shut-out of the two other Knight fellowships this week, the Washington Post’s headquarters got a win with the Knight-Bagehot Fellows.* Neil Irwin, a rising star on the paper’s business desk, received one of the ten plum fellowships in economics and business journalism.

The fellowships provide full tuition and a $45,000 stipend to attend graduate courses at Columbia’s Schools of Business, Law, and International and Public Affairs. Throughout the nine-month program, fellows also participate in special seminars at the J-School.

* The Post’s Istanbul bureau chief Karl Vick received a Knight Fellowship to Stanford to study the “ingredients of American incuriosity about the world beyond its borders.”

> Also: Yonette Joseph, a copy editor on the Style section, has been tapped as a Knight-Wallace fellow at Michigan, where she’ll study “The Impact of Hispanic Immigration on Black and Small-Town America.”