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

columbia_3.25.10.jpgColumbia 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.