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2013-14 Knight Science Journalism Fellows announced

31st class will study science, health, environment and technology at MIT.

Knight Science Journalism at MIT has selected 12 journalists working in six countries for its 31st class of fellows. These journalists will study science, health, environment and technology at MIT during the academic year 2013-14:

  • Catalina Arevalo is an environment correspondent for the leading Spanish-language news agency, EFE, based in Madrid.
  • Aleszu Bajak is a freelance journalist and founder of, a weekly bilingual digest of science news in Central and South America.
  • Julia Belluz is the senior editor at The Medical Post, a contributing writer at Maclean’s magazine, and creator of the blog Science-ish, based in Toronto.
  • Nick Clark is a Qatar-based anchor and correspondent with Al Jazeera English.
  • Rachel Ehrenberg is an interdisciplinary sciences and chemistry writer, with Science News, based in Washington, D.C.
  • Mark Harris of Seattle is a freelance writer for The Economist and The Sunday Times, among others, and a contributing editor at IEEE Spectrum.
  • Lynda Mapes of Seattle is a staff writer at the Seattle Times, specializing in natural history, environmental topics and native cultures.
  • Jason Palmer is a science and technology reporter with BBC News, based in London.
  • Susan Phillips is an energy reporter and multimedia journalist with StateImpact Pennsylvania, a collaboration between NPR, WHYY and WITF.
  • Jonathan Sahula of Boston is a freelance film and video editor and producer who frequently works for PBS’s NOVA.
  • Yves Sciama is a freelance journalist from Grenoble, France, whose work has appeared in the publications Science et Vie, La Recherche and Le Monde.
  • Tom Zeller is a senior reporter with the Huffington Post, primarily covering energy and the environment.

The new Knights Fellows were chosen by a committee comprised of Philip J. Hilts, director of Knight Science Journalism at MIT; Charles Petit, science writer and KSJ Tracker; Susan Moran, freelance journalist; Joyce Murdoch, a former Washington Post editor and reporter; and John Durant, director of the MIT Museum.

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