The Joseph A. Rago Memorial Fellowship was established in 2017 to honor Joe’s stellar career as a writer for the Wall Street Journal. This annual fellowship provides a year-long internship with The Wall Street Journal’s editorial team to an aspiring journalist.
The fellowship is administered by The Fund for American Studies. Please follow the link below for more information.
THE JOSEPH A. RAGO MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
Joseph Rago, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal passed away in 2017 at the age of 34.
Rago joined The Wall Street Journal after graduating from Dartmouth College in 2005. He quickly made a name for himself with in-depth interviews eliciting fresh insights from figures such as Tom Wolfe and William F. Buckley Jr. He began writing editorials in 2007, and in 2011 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for “his well crafted, against-the-grain editorials challenging the health care reform advocated by President Obama.”
The Joseph Rago Fellowship was established in partnership with his parents, The Fund for American Studies, and The Wall Street Journal to help aspiring journalists to achieve the level of excellence set by Joe