The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, the premier global fellowship program for journalists covering science, technology, health and the environment, is proud to announce that ten journalists, representing five countries, have been selected to join the program’s 34th class of fellows.
The KSJ Class of 2016-17 includes journalists with award-winning backgrounds across a range of media platforms — radio, television, newspapers, magazines, on-line publications, and books — and they come to Cambridge from across the United States, and from France, Italy, Kenya and Mexico.
As in previous years, the 2016-17 finalists were selected from a large and highly competitive pool of applicants. This year’s selection committee was comprised of KSJ program director Deborah Blum; former acting director, Wade Roush; Tom Zeller Jr., the editor of Undark, the popular digital science magazine published by KSJ; and Robert Lee Hotz, a senior science writer with The Wall Street Journal.
The new Knight fellows will begin nine months of study and exploration this fall. In addition to a private seminar series, training workshops and field trips, fellows will have the opportunity to study and audit courses at MIT, Harvard University and other institutions in the Greater Boston area. For first time, fellows will also develop original projects during their time in Cambridge — from feature stories and short films to podcasts and photo essays — which will be showcased at Undark.org.