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The Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. 

The fellowship begins in October. The deadline for application is August 15.

To apply, send resume or CV along with a cover letter outlining a project plan for the fellowship that relates to CEI's issue areas.  Contact:


During his 16 years with the Boston Herald and the Detroit News, and as a nationally-syndicated columnist, Warren T. Brookes, in the words of Thomas Bray of the Detroit News, "made a virtual career out of questioning the conventional wisdoms of the so-called experts." He "delighted precisely in the unconventional wisdom, not only about economics but also about a wide range of subjects."

Warren Brookes and CEI had a special relationship, sharing information and trading the woeful tales that inevitably arise from working in Washington. After Brookes' death in 1991, CEI established the Warren T. Brookes Fellowship to keep his legacy alive. Through the program, CEI identifies and trains talented young people and experienced journalists who wish to improve their knowledge of environmental issues and free market economics. In this manner, the program seeks to perpetuate Brookes' tradition of reporting from a sound scientific and economic perspective. 


Carrie Sheffield is the 2015 Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. She is a columnist and broadcaster in Manhattan. An online contributor with Forbes, she is a regular guest on national television and radio shows.


2013-2014 - Bill Frezza

2012-2013 - Matthew Melchiorre

2011-2012 - Matt Patterson

2010-2011 - Kathryn Ciano

2009-2010 - Ryan Young

2008-2009 - Silvia Santacruz

2007-2008 - Lene Johansen

2006-2007 - Jeremy Lott

2005-2006 – Timothy Carney

2004-2005 - John Berlau

2003-2004 - Neil Hrab

2002-2003 - Hugo Gurdon

2001-2002 - Eileen Ciesla-Norcross

2000-2001 - Sean Paige

1999 - Brian Doherty

1997-1998 - Jesse Walker

1996 - James Bovard 

1995 - Michelle Malkin

1994 - Michael Fumento 

1993 - Ronald Bailey