Selected from more than a hundred and twenty applicants, the ten journalists from seven countries and four continents will spend an academic year at MIT attending seminars, master classes, and workshops and studying technology, science, and the craft of journalism. Founded in 1983, the program is considered to be the premier mid-career fellowship opportunity for multimedia journalists, editors, and science writers and is supported by an endowment provided by the John S. And James L. Knight Foundation.
This year's recipients include Molly Segal, an independent radio journalist based in Canada's Rocky Mountains who will host The Narwhal's inaugural podcast, "Undercurrent: Bear 148"; Romania-based journalist Andrada Fiscutean, who has written about Eastern European hackers, journalists subjected to malware attacks, and North Korean scientists; and Anil Ananthaswamy, freelance journalist and former staﬀ writer and deputy news editor for New Scientist.
"This is a tremendous group of journalists doing work that has real impact," said Knight Science Journalism Program director Deborah Blum. "I think they'll find that Cambridge is really a unique and inspiring place to learn and grow as a science journalist."
For a complete list of the this year's Knight Science Journalism Fellows, see the MIT website.