Friday, December 21, 2018

Honored to be one of 22 global journalists named as a Kiplinger Fellow - Class of 2019

2019 Kiplinger Fellows are diverse class of professional journalists; 22 selected from around globe
By Kiplinger - Dec. 21, 2018
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Twenty-two veteran journalists from newsrooms around the world will make up the 2019 class of Kiplinger Fellows at Ohio University.

The newest class includes staff from national newspapers, large-market television and radio outlets, major daily newspapers as well as exclusive online journalists from the U.S. and abroad.

Eight fellows were chosen from outside the United States – England, Spain, Pakistan, Moldova, Costa Rica, Belgium, and two from Canada. Nearly 400 journalists applied for the fellowship program, which will take place April 7-12 at the Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism in Athens.

“The talented pool of journalists wanting to participate in our fellowship is inspiring, but makes the selection process all the more challenging,” executive director Kevin Z. Smith said. “It’s always a difficult process to select the few who come. We believe this class is a great representation of the current state of global journalism with freelancers, online producers as well as those from legacy media coming to Ohio. These are 22 excellent fellows.”

Smith said the fellowship’s mission is to train and return the Kiplinger Fellows to their newsrooms (or home offices) armed with a new set of digital skills and the motivation to train others and improve the level of journalism worldwide.

The international 2019 Kiplinger Fellows are:
Andrea Baillie, managing editor, The Canadian Press; Toronto, Canada
Jane Gerster, national features reporter, Global News; Toronto, Canada
Waheedullah Massoud, production executive, BBC; London, England
Madalin Necsutu, editor-in-chief, Evenimentul Zilei; Chisinau, Moldova
Ali Rashid Panhwer, sub-editor, Associated Press of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan
Cindy Regidor, correspondent, France 24; San Jose, Costa Rica
Teri Schultz, freelance reporter, NPR, Deutsche Welle; Brussels, Belgium
Miguel Toral, director,; Madrid, Spain

The U.S. 2019 Kiplinger Fellows are:
Bethany Barnes, investigative reporter, The Tampa Bay Times, Tampa, Fla.
Kate Cook, city editor, Herald-Citizen; Cookeville, Tennessee
Beth Fertig, senior reporter, WNYC public radio; New York, New York
Joe Hernandez, reporter, WHYY public radio; Trenton, New Jersey
Jon Horn, reporter, KGTV; San Diego, California
Srividya Kalyanaraman, editor, BostInno, Boston, Massachusetts
Luz Lazo, transportation reporter, Washington Post, Washington, DC
Ginny McCabe, freelance reporter; Cincinnati, Ohio
Megan Pratz, producer, Cheddar; Washington, DC
Maria Luisa Rossel, correspondent, UNO-TV; Washington, DC
Colleen Shalby, engagement editor, Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles, California
Deepa Shivaram, associate producer, Meet The Press; Washington, DC
Charlotte West, freelance reporter; Seattle, Washington
Max White, digital producer, WXYZ; Detroit, Michigan
The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism is in its 46th year, spending the first 45 at Ohio State University. It has evolved since its founding, transitioning from a nine-month master’s program to a digital media fellowships in 2011. In addition to the weeklong fellowship, the program offers workshops and training across the globe. In 2018, the Kiplinger Program training reached nearly 1,200 journalists. Full information about the Kiplinger Program is available at

The Kiplinger Program was endowed at Ohio State in 1973 by Austin Kiplinger in honor of his father, W.M. Kiplinger, one of the university’s first journalism graduates in 1912. W.M. Kiplinger pioneered a new kind of journalism when he became publisher of The Kiplinger Letter and later Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He has been described by his son as “a dedicated journalist, a muckraker and an inspiration to young journalists… a very original thinker.”

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