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Priscilla Thompson

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Columbia University, Pulitzer School of Journalism Priscilla Thompson is a freelance video journalist based in New York City. Priscilla earned her Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. After graduating, she joined Teach for America in Houston, Texas. Priscilla is currently working toward her Master of Science degree at the Columbia University Graduate […]


Ilgin Yorulmaz

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Graduated with MS, Columbia University, Pulitzer School of Journalism, 2016 Freelance journalist in Turkey Ilgin Yorulmaz is a journalist writing about human rights, immigration, social justice and religion. Initially a culture reporter, her previous work has appeared in Turkish Vogue and Maison Française magazines, as well as Condé Nast Traveller UK and The Guardian UK. Ilgin […]


Christine Rushton

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Graduated with MA, Syracuse Univ., S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, 2015 Freelancer for Los Angeles Times/Reporter for Capital Community News in DC Christine is a freelance and contract journalist writing in DC for the Los Angeles Times and Capital Community News. She obtained her master’s at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in June 2015, and […]


Sarah Maslin

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Graduated with BA, Yale College, 2014 Freelance journalist in San Salvador Sarah Esther Maslin is a freelancer based in San Salvador. She has spent the past three years reporting in the village of El Mozote, where U.S.-trained troops killed hundreds of civilians in 1981 at the start of El Salvador’s civil war. Maslin is interested […]


Dayton Martindale

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UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism Anticipated Graduation: 2017 Dayton Martindale is a journalism student based in Berkeley, California. He’s written for In These Times, Earth Island Journal, The Nassau Weekly and more on issues ranging from prisons to climate change to domesticated ferrets. He dabbled in astrophysics as an undergrad and even got a […]


Katrina Clarke

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Graduated with MAJ from Western University in 2013 Currently a reporter for The Toronto Star Katrina Clarke is a Canadian reporter with the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. She holds a bachelor of arts honors degree in political studies and global development studies from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and master of arts in […]


Natalie Lampert

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Graduated with M.A. from New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute Natalie Lampert recently earned her master’s degree in journalism from New York University, where she studied in the Literary Reportage concentration. She grew up in northern Virginia and Stuttgart, Germany and holds a B.A. in English and International Relations from Elon University. A […]


Rachel Gross

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Graduated with MA from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing and Communications, 2013 Currently working for Slate Rachel Gross is the online science editor at Smithsonian Magazine in Washington, DC. Until recently she was a writer for Slate Magazine, where she covered science and food, among other things. She grew up in […]


Harriet Dedman

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Graduated with MS, Columbia University, Pulitzer School of Journalism, 2016 Freelance Multimedia Journalist Currently based in New York, Harriet is a British journalist, photographer and filmmaker. Over the course of 2015 and 2016, Harriet has been covering the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Her work has been featured by a number of publications, including CNN […]


Chris Crosby

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New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute Anticipated Graduation: 2017 Christopher Crosby is a journalism graduate student at New York University. He grew up in Maine and graduated with a degree in International Affairs from the University of Maine in 2011. After working at a brewery for two summers, he started writing for a […]


Catherine Bennett

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  L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques De Paris (Sciences Po) Anticipated Graduation: 2016 Catherine Bennett is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, and has just completed a masters degree in Journalism and International Affairs, with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action. Her work has been published in The Financial Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, The […]


Matt Beagle

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UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism Anticipated Graduation: 2017 Matt Beagle is student at the University of California Graduate School of Journalism and an intern at San Francisco’s NPR member station, KQED. His work in radio and digital media has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, today.com and Richmond Confidential. Matt has previously worked […]


Lonnie Isabel

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Columbia Journalism School Lonnie Isabel is a former deputy managing editor of Newsday where he supervised foreign, national, state and health coverage. Isabel is a 30-year veteran of the newspaper business and has worked on both coasts as a political reporter, investigative reporter and editor for Newsday, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Oakland Tribune. […]


Ari Goldman

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Columbia Journalism School Ari L. Goldman is a professor of journalism and the director of the Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism and the Spiritual Life at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to the religion seminar, Professor Goldman also teaches Reporting, the Master’s Project and a course called “The Journalism of Death […]