Five top journalists have been selected for the 2014-2015 Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science.
The fellowship is generously supported by SFI Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus Bill Miller. It identifies accomplished reporters who have demonstrated an interest in complex issues and offers them an immersive experience in complex systems science at SFI.
This is the second year of the fellowship. Last year, SFI's inaugural class of journalism fellows included Sandra Blakeslee, Veronique (Nikki) Greenwood, Guy Gugliotta, Julie Rehmeyer, and Alex Witze.
As with the inaugural fellowship, SFI’s second fellowship class represents diverse backgrounds and career stages, and they are selected from a highly competitive field of candidates, notes SFI President Jerry Sabloff.
“We're very pleased with the number and quality of the journalists who applied for this fellowship in its second year," he says. "These five exceptional journalists from around the world and from across the spectrum of media and coverage specialities take us another step toward our goal of offering one of the world's signature news media fellowships."
More about the fellowship here.
The five 2014-2015 fellows are:
Kevin Allison is a Chicago-based journalist and commentator focused on the intersection of business, science, and markets. Since 2011, he has covered topics ranging from climate change to corporate takeovers for Breakingviews, Reuters' financial commentary service. Allison plans to spend August 2015 at SFI.
Catalina Arevalo is a Madrid-based science writer and multimedia communicator. For the last decade she has worked as a correspondent, editor, and producer for the world’s largest Spanish-language news organization, EFE, covering climate change, energy, biodiversity, and sustainable development. She plans to spend January and June 2015 at the Institute.
Christie Aschwanden is a science journalist whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, Popular Science, New Scientist, Discover, Science and NPR.org. She writes a health column for the Washington Post and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. She plans to spend May 2015 at the Institute.
Rhitu Chatterjee has worked as a public radio and science journalist for nearly a decade. She currently lives in New Delhi. You can hear her stories on PRI’s "The World" and NPR’s "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." She plans to spend April and May 2015 at SFI.
Laurence Gonzales is the author of the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why and its sequel, Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience. He has won many awards, including two National Magazine Awards. He plans to spend November 2014 at the Institute.