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Since launching in 2017, the program has welcomed participants from around the globe and from a variety of media outlets. Fellows create strong bonds with colleagues and Chicago Booth’s world-class faculty while building their knowledge and reporting skills to enhance public discourse around politics and the economy.

Past Participants



Jocelyn Allison, Chicago Tribune, United States
Daryna Antoniuk, The Record and The Kyiv Independent, Ukraine
Julius Bizimungu, CNBC Africa, Rwanda
Steff Chávez, Financial Times, United States
Patrick Egwu, Freelancer, Nigeria (reporting from Canada)
Taimoor Hassan, Profit Magazine, Pakistan
Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi, NPR’s Planet Money, United States
James Mackintosh, Wall Street Journal, United Kingdom


Adesola Afolabi, Stears Business, Nigeria
Rebecca Burns, Freelancer, US
Rodrigo Cardenas, La Tercera, Chile
Giovanna Faggionato, Domani, Italy
Rod Nickel, Reuters, Canada
A.D. Quig, Crain's Chicago Business, US
Tanya Thomas, Freelancer, India
Stephanie Tondo, O Globo, Brazil



Kate Allen, Financial Times, United Kingdom
Gabriel Baldocchi, Agência Estado/Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
Joe Bavier, Reuters, US, reporting from South Africa
Anca Gurzu, Freelancer/Devex, Canada/Romania, reporting from Belgium
Nian Liu, Financial Times, China
Olga Rudenko, Kyiv Post, Ukraine
Christopher Walljasper, Reuters, US
Blaž Zgaga, Freelancer/Nacional, Slovenia

*Note: Fellows selected for the 2020 program participated in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.*



Stephen Carroll, France24, Ireland, reporting from France
Adam Creighton, The Australian, Australia
Saptarishi Dutta, BBC, India
Xinning Liu, Financial Times, China
Rachel Premack, Business Insider, US
Gloria Riva, L’Espresso, Italy
Samuel Sanya, The New Vision, Uganda
Nicole Torres, Harvard Business Review, US


Avi Asher-Schapiro, Independent Investigative Reporter, US
Thomas Hale, Financial Times, UK
Megha Mandavia, The Economic Times, India
Daniel Matamala, CNN Chile, Chile
Jayme Poisson, Toronto Star, Canada     
Jacob Schlesinger, Wall Street Journal, US
Dylan Tokar, Global Investigations Review, US
Zhang Qi (Archie), Financial Times, China


Alexandra Fattal, The Economist, UK
Brooke Fox, Financial Times, US
Jana Kasperkevic, Marketplace, US
Chunxiao Li, Tradingmen, China
Francine McKenna, MarketWatch, US
Alana Rizzo, Epoca, Brazil
Asaf Shalev, Former Columbia University Reporting Fellow, US/Israel
Sharad Vyas, The Hindu, India


*Note: Publications listed are as of the time of acceptance into the program.