Twenty-one veteran journalists from newsrooms around the globe will make up the 2017 class of Kiplinger Fellows at Ohio State University.
The 2017 class includes national, large-market television and radio anchors and producers, leadership at three wire services, reporters from major daily newspapers as well as general assignment reporters from thriving community publications.
Six fellows will visit from outside the United States, hailing from Canada, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Australia and Afghanistan.
Nearly 500 journalists applied for the fellowship program, which will take place April 23 – 28 at the Ohio State campus in Columbus and the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens.
“This year’s pool of applicants continues to signal to the Kiplinger Program that we are a much sought-after fellowship,” deputy director Kevin Z. Smith said. “We continue to be amazed at the caliber of journalists, domestic and foreign, who apply. It’s always a difficult and lengthy process to select the few who come. Each year’s class is unique and well representative of today’s journalism profession.”
Smith said the goal is to return the Kiplinger Fellows to their newsrooms armed with a new set of digital skills and the motivation to train others and improve the level of journalism.
The international 2017 Kiplinger Fellows are:
- Anuj Chopra, Agence France-Presse, Kabul, Afghanistan
- Eduardo Fernandez Diaz, El Mundo TV, Madrid, Spain
- Stephanie Gomez, El Vocero, Puerto Rico
- Nelissa Hernandez, Publicitas Content, Singapore
- Declan Hill, The Star, Toronto, Canada
- Lauren Novak, News Corp, Adelaide, Australia
The U.S. 2017 Kiplinger Fellows are:
- Michelle Theriault Boots, Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage
- Deblina Chakraborty, Scripps-KMGH, Denver
- Joe Danborn, The Associated Press, Denver
- Monica Davey, The New York Times, Chicago
- Kate Giammarise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Dalia Hatuqa, freelancer, Chevy Chase, Maryland
- Andy Hurst, KUOW Public Radio, Seattle
- Kyle Iboshi, KGW, Portland, Oregon
- Jess Mador, NPR-WYSO, Yellow Springs, Ohio
- Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer
- JP Olsen, HBO, New York City
- Lee Powell, Washington Post, DC
- Claudio Remeseira, Dow Jones, New York City
- Fernanda Santos, The New York Times, Phoenix
- Larry Seward, KHOU, Houston
The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism is in its 44th year at Ohio State. It has evolved since its founding, transitioning from a nine-month master’s program to a digital media fellowships in 2011. In addition to the weeklong fellowship, the program offers workshops and training across the globe. In 2016, the Kiplinger Program training reached nearly 1,800 journalists. Full information about the Kiplinger Program is available at www.kiplingerprogram.org.
The Kiplinger Program was endowed at Ohio State in 1973 by Austin Kiplinger in honor of his father, W.M. Kiplinger, one of the university’s first journalism graduates in 1912. W.M. Kiplinger pioneered a new kind of journalism when he became publisher of The Kiplinger Letter and later Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He has been described by his son as “a dedicated journalist, a muckraker and an inspiration to young journalists… a very original thinker.”