Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism Selects Spencer Education Journalism Fellows

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has named three education journalists as their Spencer Fellows in Education Reporting. The three will receive a $75,000 stipend each, as well as up to $10,000 in expenses in order to spend an academic year on sabbatical at the Journalism School in New York working on their respective projects. The fellows include:

Sarah Carr – Education reporter at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. She is a 2002 Columbia graduate who plans to use her fellowship to write a book on the impact the charter school program has had on the New Orleans education system.

Dana Goldstein – Reporter and associate editor for the Daily Beast. Goldstein is set to curate a series of magazine articles on the impact education reform policies have had on schools in Colorado.

Greg Toppo – Education reporter for USA Today. A former teacher, his goal is to conduct research in order to evaluate the power of reading.