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.”
Former fellows Pakinam Amer, Magnus Bjerg, and Jeff DelViscio were part of a team that used artificial intelligence to conjure a tragic alternate history of the Apollo 11 moon mission.
If you are transgender in Latin America, you can expect to live only about half as long as your cisgender peers. That’s just one of the statling statistics reported in “Transgender in Latin America: Unfolded from Otherness,” an international reporting project published this month by Tangible and the Spanish-language newspaper El Universal.
A Q&A with KSJ alumnus Yves Sciama (’14), who, as co-chair of the World Conference of Science Journalists programming committee, helped lead the effort to assemble a diverse, compelling lineup of panels and speakers.
Masood’s efforts as a KSJ fellow have now borne fruit in the form of a captivating half-hour audio documentary called Surviving McCarthy, which aired last month on BBC radio.