Columbia Journalism School

Terri Thompson

Director, Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism



Terri Thompson became director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 1993. In her 20 years as a business journalist, she has reported, written and/or edited for the Coralville (Iowa) Courier, Purchasing Magazine, BusinessWeek, Institutional Investor, U.S. News & World Report and Lear’s.

A graduate of New York University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and a 1981 Bagehot Fellow at Columbia, she is the author of "Biz Kids’ Guide to Success: Money-Making Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs" (Barron’s, 1992) and editor of "Writing About Business: The New Columbia Knight-Bagehot Guide to Economics and Business Journalism" (Columbia University Press, 2000).

A former president of the New York Financial Writers’ Association, Thompson is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the NYFWA’s Elliott V. Bell award for making a significant, long-term contribution to the profession of financial journalism.

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