William F. Buckley Jr. Fellowship in Political Journalism


William F. Buckley Jr. nurtured two generations of conservative journalists. His enormous legacy includes scores of conservative editors and writers. The annual William F. Buckley Jr. Fellowship in Political Journalism, sponsored by the National Review Institute, is a unique opportunity for a recent college graduate to work as writer/reporter with National Review magazine for a one year term.

New this year, National Review roving correspondent Kevin D. Williamson will serve as Director of the Buckley Fellowship for NRI.  As an onsite mentor, Kevin will be offering editorial feedback, guidance, and support in weekly reviews with the Buckley Fellows, as well as hosting monthly lunches with leading conservative thinkers and journalists.

Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, said “The Buckley program has a proven record of training top-notch young conservative journalists. We couldn’t be more delighted with this year’s fellows and our enhanced program.”

2016 Fellows to be announced soon…


Past Fellows

Elaina Plott

Ian Tuttle

Ryan Lovelace

Alec Torres

Betsy Woodruff

Patrick Brennan

Robert Costa

Brian Bolduc

Matthew Shaffer


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