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Students engage in professional development through weekly introductory classes and a paid internship opportunity.

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The Koch Associate Program (KAP) is a demanding opportunity for high-performing, early career individuals to accelerate their professional growth.

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Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship

The Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellowship is designed specifically for aspiring and entrepreneurial journalists to refine their storytelling skills and accelerate their careers in media.

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  • Criminal Justice Reform

    We support criminal justice reforms that keep our communities safe by respecting human dignity and emphasizing public safety.

  • Free Speech & Toleration

    Protecting good ideas and speech means protecting all ideas and speech, so long as they do not violate the person, property, or liberty of others.

  • Foreign Policy

    We work to expand the public debate about what foreign policy will make us more safe and secure, and we support a new generation of experts re-examining prevailing orthodoxy.

  • Stopping Corporate Welfare

    We support reforms that lead to more innovation, economic growth, and individual opportunity.

  • Technology & Innovation

    We support a culture that embraces innovation, maintaining and expanding opportunity for all.

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The latest news about the Charles Koch Institute, our initiatives, and our students and alumni.

07-16-2019 11:41am

Setting the Table for Discussion on How Tech Platforms Address Extremism

Media and technology firms are grappling to discover and refine the rules, tools, and standards that address substantive concerns about extreme content while allowing free expression to thrive. Communities Overcoming Extremism: the After Charlottesville Project is bringing together private sector leaders to talk about the questions and discoveries arising in different online communities.

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06-26-2019 10:55am

Open Letter to 2019 Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellows

By creating a supportive community of young journalism professionals, the Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellowship aims to magnify their influence on the profession at a time when the field offers incredible opportunities and unprecedented challenges.

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06-17-2019 05:45pm

How to Enrich Campus Speech and Protect Academic Autonomy

Higher education provides college students an opportunity to refine the skills necessary for tackling competing and challenging views as well as discovering how to collaborate with those they disagree with. In the wake of seven states enacting policy to clear the way for students and scholars fostering such an open, intellectual environment, Charles Koch Institute Senior Fellow Casey Mattox issued the following statement.

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