The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT is proud to announce the selection of 18 distinguished American science journalists to receive its pioneering remote project fellowships during the 2020-21 academic year. The fellowships will support the pursuit of a diverse range of reporting projects related to science, health, technology, and the environment.
Over the past two months, dozens of former Knight Science Journalism fellows have filed smart and impactful stories about the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve covered the crisis from every angle, and from every corner of the world.
Judges lauded “Ahead of the Fire” for its rigorous reporting, compelling storytelling, and inventive data journalism. “They pushed the envelope,” said one panel member. “It took what was not only an Arizona issue and a California issue and explained why it was relevant to everyone in the country.”