Photo: Karen Klinger, seated second from left, with the 1985-86 Vannevar Bush fellows.
Karen M. Klinger was a career journalist and one of the program’s earliest alumni. Klinger was selected for the 1985-86 Vannevar Bush fellowship – the precursor to the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship. She died in Chicago on Dec. 16, 2012, after a battle with cancer.
Klinger travelled widely during her early career with the San Jose Mercury News and Agence France Presse. After her fellowship at MIT, she settled in Cambridge and expanded her work covering local issues. In 2012, she co- produced an award-winning video for Cambridge Community Television on the restoration of public art at Kendall Station.