This summer IRE will welcome Aram Chung, a student at Columbia University in New York, as its Google Journalism Fellow. Chung is working on a dual graduate degree in journalism and computer science. She is focusing on computational journalism, data visualization, news design and social media. Chung has participated in the ProPublica Pair Programming Project, covered New York's 6th Congressional District for QueensCampaign.com, and served as editor-in-chief of the KAIST Herald, an English-language campus paper at KAIST, her undergraduate institute in Daejeon, Korea.
This is Google Journalism Fellowship's second year. The program provides students with experience at organizations that are steeped in investigative journalism, working toward press freedom and establishing the industry's digital future.
Eleven students were selected for the fellowships at 10 host organizations:
- Aram Chung, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (Investigative Reporters and Editors)
- Emmanuel Martinez, University of Southern California (Center for Investigative Reporting)
- Suyeon Son, Northwestern University (Center for Investigative Reporting)
- Rachael Levy, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Committee to Protect Journalists)
- Liam Andrew, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nieman Journalism Lab)
- Alex T. Williams, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication (Pew Research Journalism Project)
- Benjamin Mullin, California State University, Chico (Poynter)
- David Conrad, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication (PRI.org)
- Yue Qiu, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (ProPublica)
- Stan Oklobdzija, UC San Diego (Sunlight Foundation)
- Jessica Hamel, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (Texas Tribune)