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12 journalists named Knight Fellows

The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship program at MIT has selected 12 journalists from seven countries for its 27th class of Fellows.

The Knight Fellowship is a mid-career program for working journalists who specialize in science, technology, medicine or the environment.

The new fellows, who will study at MIT during the 2009-2010 academic year, are:

Michael Barnes, a TV documentary producer from England who has worked on the American science series NOVA;

Marcin Jamkowski, a writer and photographer from Poland who has worked extensively for National Geographic;

Konstantin Kakaes, a writer for The Economist who has been based in Mexico City during the past four years;

Chris Mooney, a blogger and author who has worked for Seed magazine;

Susan Moran, a freelance writer on environmental issues from Boulder, Colo.;

Onche Odeh, senior science and agriculture reporter at the Daily Independent newspaper in Lagos, Nigeria;

Mary Otto, a former Washington Post reporter and now editor of Street Sense newspaper in Washington;

Rowan Philp, senior correspondent at the Sunday Times in Johannesberg, South Africa;

Eugenie Reich, a British freelance writer who has worked extensively for New Scientist magazine;

Craig Simons, an American reporter who was Beijing bureau chief for the Cox newspapers;

Daniela Hirschfeld, the editor of the magazine Galería in Montevideo, Uruguay, and a regular contributor to the online news service Scidev.net;

Xiaojian Zhao, a health reporter for the magazine Southern Weekly in Beijing, China.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 13, 2009 (download PDF).

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