Your Officemate Might Have Won Education Journalism’s Golden Ticket

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It’s the education journalism version of the Golden Ticket. But who’s won? We don’t know. 

Last week in New York City, the Spencer Education Fellowship advisory board picked four lucky journalists to be next year’s fellows. They receive $75,000 as a 9-month stipend, plus free classes at Columbia and a travel allowance. 

We don’t know who they are yet, though the four have likely been notified and given a little bit of time to decide. (In past years, selectees have also been chosen for other journalism fellowships.) That’s up from three in previous years, with the addition of an international candidate.

But the advisory folks know — see here (with some recent changes like the addition of Nikole Hannah-Jones).

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Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at