About On Assignment and the duPont-Columbia Awards
The duPont-Columbia Awards honor the best in audio-visual reporting across platforms including broadcast, documentary, local investigative, radio and interactive journalism. We started the On Assignment Podcast to go behind the scenes and bring you the conversations we were having with the leading journalists in the field, many of whom are also past duPont Award winners.
Through a competitive annual process, Columbia Journalism School graduate students are selected to work for the duPont-Columbia Center. From September through May, the research fellows are an integral part of the duPont Awards, liaising with their classmates and visiting journalists, assisting with duPont-Columbia Center public events and carrying out special projects.