Ambar Castillo and Brittany Trang will spend the year reporting for STAT and will join five academic fellows at MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Program.
Now in its second year, the fellowship will offer two early career journalists an opportunity to study at MIT and write for the digital publication STAT.
The journalists are coming to Cambridge two years later than anticipated, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the program will not be accepting new applications this fall.
The fellowship’s goal is to better diversify the ranks of science and health journalists and to foster broader and more inclusive coverage of science.
Up to 20 remote fellowships will be awarded, with applications due by Sunday, June 6th, 2021.
Due to ongoing risks posed by the pandemic, the program will once again remotely support projects of up to 20 U.S. journalists in lieu of its traditional in-person fellowship.