The Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia Journalism School trains leaders of the world’s most respected news organizations to lead innovation and solve strategic business challenges in a time of rapid transformation, uncertainty, and opportunity. Fellows use the 21-week program to launch, accelerate, and implement a real-world project that is critical to the mission of their organizations and integrated into their day-to-day work.
The program begins with a two-week intensive at the Columbia Journalism School campus in New York City, where fellows form a tight-knit cohort through an immersive venture design bootcamp that serves as the framework for their projects, and then dive deeper into executive MBA-level topics led by experts from across Columbia University and industry. Fellows then return to their organizations to immediately implement what they learned through topic-focused design sprints.
For the next 18 weeks, they are supported through a weekly virtual cohort meeting that rotates between project feedback and intimate conversations with industry speakers, complemented by individual coaching with the Director. The program culminates back at Columbia for a final week-long intensive, including final project presentations.
They are currently working on obtaining scholarships for leaders who have typically been underrepresented in journalism leadership positions.
The 21-week program will begin with a two-week residency on the campus of Columbia Journalism School in New York City May 3-14, 2021 and conclude with one final week of residency, Sept. 20-24, 2021 with weekly virtual cohort sessions in between. Applications are due by March 1, 2021.
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