This very international group has just been announced, and includes one of your bloggers. I can’t wait to go to MIT for the 2009-2010 academic year, take a break from daily journalism and especially book writing, and work to improve my craft. Don’t worry–I’ve been assured by the Knight Program folks that the blog can continue. These are my future classmates, from whom I’m sure I will learn a great deal:
Michael Barnes, A TV documentary producer from England who has worked on the American science series NOVA.
Marcin Jamkowski, a writer and photographer from Poland who has worked extensively for National Geographic.
Konstantin Kakaes, a writer for The Economist who has been based in Mexico City during the past four years.
Chris Mooney, a blogger and author who has worked for Seed magazine.
Susan Moran, a freelance writer on environmental issues from Boulder, Colorado.
Onche Odeh, senior science and agriculture reporter at the Daily Independent newspaper in Lagos, Nigeria.
Mary Otto, a former Washington Post reporter and now editor of Street Sense newspaper in Washington, D.C.
Rowan Philp, senior correspondent at the Sunday Times in Johannesberg, South Africa.
Eugenie Samuel Reich, a British freelance writer who has worked extensively for New Scientist magazine.
Craig Simons, an American reporter who was Beijing bureau chief for the Cox newspapers.
Daniela Hirschfeld, the editor of the magazine Galería in Montevideo, Uruguay and a regular contributor to the online news service Scidev.net.
Xiaojian Zhao, a health reporter for the magazine Southern Weekly in Beijing, China
More details on the Knight program here.