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An open, Q&A style conversation about navigating a career in journalism after graduation. Come meet the 2022-2023 WWG fellowship class to learn about paid opportunities with RJI’s non-profit journalism institute.


When: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Pizza reception/social hour to follow for student journalists to meet the WWG fellows.   


Where: The Palmer Room “Fish Bowl,” Room 100A, on the main floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.



Panelists include:

-- Mya Frazier is an investigative and narrative journalist based in the Midwest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineBloomberg Businessweek,, Harper’s, Outside, and Columbia Journalism Review

--Michael Grunwald was a senior writer for POLITICO Magazine and has written two critically acclaimed books, The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise and The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. 

-- Christopher Leonard is the executive director of the Watchdog Writers Group, and author of The Lords of Easy MoneyThe Meat Racket and Kochland

--Alisa Roth is a contributor to Marketplace, NPR, and other outlets, who specializes in mental health, criminal justice and other social policy issues.

--Sarah Smarsh, a journalist who has covered socioeconomic class, politics and public
policy for The New York Times, National Geographic, Harper’s, and many other

-- Shoshana Walter is a senior reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she reports on labor, public health and criminal justice. 


More information: Watchdog Writers Group is a non-profit journalism institute that produces books and in-depth reporting, while also acting as a teaching lab to train the next generation of reporters. It provides student journalists at RJI paid opportunities to work as book researchers with WWG fellows—national journalists and authors working on book projects.



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