A quick bit of intra-voiceofsandiego.org news: Three of our reporters recently received national fellowships to continue their growth as journalists.

  • Emily Alpert was recently awarded The Portrait of American Teaching Fellowship. It is sponsored by the Hechinger Institute, an organization based at the Teachers College of Columbia University that equips education reporters with the knowledge and skills to write fairly and incisively about the subject. The fellowship provides a stipend and a paid trip to New York City to explore a critical topic in K-12 teaching with national implications. Six reporters have been awarded the fellowship nationwide thus far, including education reporters for the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Emily will be in New York City next week to begin her research on an exciting project that we’ll be unveiling in the future.
  • Will Carless will also be in New York City next week attending the McCormick Foundation Specialized Reporting Institute on financial crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Leading financial investigators, attorneys, scholars and representatives of the regulatory community will join journalists for an exploration of white-collar fraud. Will is one of 21 journalists chosen from all around the country.
  • Rob Davis will be attending a three-day Strategic Planning and Leadership Development Retreat in New Orleans put on by the Society of Environmental Journalists. The retreat agenda will focus on critical issues for SEJ over the coming years to inform a new strategic plan for SEJ. The idea is to foster more participation by journalists in the organization’s future; it’s being done with an eye on finding potential volunteers for leadership roles in the organization. There are about a dozen fellows that have been selected.

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