Larry Madowo to Earn Sh6 Million Stipend to Study at Prestigious University in New York

April 10, 2019

Larry Madowo’s star continues to shine.

The former Nation Media Group golden boy has been admitted to Columbia University’s Journalism School in the City of New York.

Larry, 31, is one of ten experienced journalists drawn from top international media publications around the world, to be accepted for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economics at the Columbia Journalism School.

An elated Larry, in a post on his socials, said he was honoured to be granted the highly-coveted opportunity.

I’m honoured to have been accepted into the fellowship at the @Bagehots fellowship at @columbiajourn. I have no words right now, just gratitude,” he Tweeted.

While announcing the ten Knight-Bagehot Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year, the fellowship was full of praise for Larry Madowo and co.

“These Fellows reflect what was one of the most globally competitive and diverse applicant pools the Bagehot program has seen in its 44 years,” said Raju Narisetti, professor of professional practice and director of the program.

“When they graduate in 2020 with a much deeper understanding of business, economics, technology and public policy, they will join 400 other Knight Bagehot alums living up to the mission of providing better context and understanding to their audiences globally.”

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship is the only global mid-career journalism program devoted to business, economics, finance, and tech journalism.

In its 44th year, the program is the largest and the most rigorous mid-career journalism fellowship in the world with 400 graduates.

In addition to having his tuition fully paid, Larry Madowo will also be provided with a living stipend of $60,000 (Kshs6,053,400).

The (BBC) Africa Business Editor and his fellow fellows will also attend special seminars at the Journalism School, led by seasoned journalists, media business executives and a broad range of tech, finance and economics experts during the nine-month program, which begins in August.

The 10 Fellows were selected from applicants from 26 countries.

Well in, Larry ??!

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