2024 Journalism Fellows

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Deion Broxton is an award-winning multimedia journalist at KMOV-TV in St. Louis, Missouri. Deion is a Baltimore, Maryland native. He graduated from Towson University in 2015 and has worked at television stations in Baltimore, Montana, Iowa, and now Missouri. In the summer of 2023, Deion participated in the RIAS (Radio in the American Sector) Fellowship in Belgium and Germany. During the fellowship, Deion met with NATO officials, European Union and Commission officials, German politicians and journalists, and other individuals who influence European policies and culture. Deion is also a member of several journalism organizations, which include the National Association of Black Journalists.

Catherine Cartier is a journalist pursuing her MA in Global Journalism and Near Eastern Studies at NYU. She was named a 2019 Beyond Religion Fellow by the Pulitzer Center and the 2023 Reuters Fellow by the Overseas Press Club Foundation. She has reported from Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, and Tajikistan for The Guardian, Al-Monitor, The Diplomat, and others. Prior to pursuing grad school, she used open source techniques to investigate financial networks in conflict zones and held a Fulbright grant in Morocco.

Corinne Catibayan is a journalist reporting on crime, human rights, and politics. She is currently a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School in New York City, taking her Masters of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Politics. In the Philippines, she worked as a TV news reporter and news anchor with GMA News covering the war on drugs, elections, and natural disasters. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication.

Olivia Diaz is a reporter working at The Washington Post, where she has covered local criminal justice issues in Fairfax County, Va. She came to The Post in 2022 through a fellowship with American University’s graduate journalism program. Before that, she covered crime and breaking news at The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. Olivia loves to hike, read and meet new people. She is a proud alumna of the University of Richmond’s undergraduate journalism department.

Greta Díaz González Vázquez is an international multimedia journalist with experience reporting in Mexico and the U.S. She tells narrative stories through audio, video and photography with a focus on gender violence, science and marginalized populations. Originally from central Mexico, Greta has worked in public radio and has freelanced for nonprofit newsrooms. Her work has been recognized with numerous national and state awards in her home country.

Julia Fanzeres is a New York-based financial journalist at Bloomberg News. She authors Bloomberg's daily oil markets column, while frequently going on Bloomberg TV and radio to discuss energy markets, and OPEC+ decisions. She received a B.A. in political science and B.M.A in classical voice from the University of Michigan. When not on deadline, Julia enjoys writing enthusiastic Goodreads reviews and singing.

Laura Glesby is a local journalist based in New Haven, Conn., where she covers everything from landlord accountability to wrongful convictions to the ins and outs of City Hall for the New Haven Independent. In her spare time, she enjoys going on long walks, cooking with friends, and reading beneath her favorite elm tree.

Sara Herschander is a breaking news reporter for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Before coming to the Chronicle, she worked in podcasting at Futuro Media and as a freelance journalist covering social movements, labor, and housing. Sara previously worked in education, refugee services, and homeless services. She is a graduate of Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies and received her M.A. in bilingual journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. 

Emma Hinchliffe is a journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. A senior writer for Fortune, her coverage spans profiles and cover stories of innovative women execs—from Canva, Meta, Tinder, and more—and issues like reproductive rights and pay equity. Emma is the author of Fortune’s daily newsletter the Broadsheet, which covers leading women in business and the news—business, politics, and culture—through a gender lens. She is a co-chair and onstage interviewer for Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.

Kasim Kashgar, a Uyghur journalist, covers international news about China and the Uyghur population for Voice of America (VOA). Hailing from China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, he initially made his mark by establishing a successful language education school in Urumqi, the regional capital. This accomplishment earned him China's distinguished Youth Award, known in Chinese as "2017年全国向上向善好青年" or "2017 National Exemplary and Virtuous Youth." He decided to leave China after receiving the award due to the rampant crackdown on his own people, the Uyghurs, by the Chinese government. Writing under the pseudonym Asim Kashgarian until May 2023, in both English and Chinese, Kasim prioritized the safety of his family and colleagues in China. Upon securing asylum in the U.S., he courageously embraced his true identity, underscoring the indispensable role of a free press in the pursuit of truth.

Trisha Mukherjee is multimedia journalist covering global human rights with a focus on immigration, abortion, and the environment. She is a current student at Columbia Journalism School and received her BA from Columbia in human rights and creative writing. When she's not reporting and writing, she loves doing yoga, playing the piano, and cycling.

Menaka Raman-Wilms is a writer and journalist based in Toronto, Canada. She’s the host of The Decibel, the daily news podcast from The Globe and Mail. Previously, Menaka was a reporter in The Globe’s Ottawa bureau where she covered federal politics, and an associate producer at CBC Radio. Her first novel, The Rooftop Garden, is about climate change, extremism and friendship. It was longlisted for Canada’s 2023 Giller Prize. She’s also a classically trained singer.

Meagan Clark Saliashvili is an award-winning freelance religion reporter whose work has been published in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly magazine, Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, Religion News Service and many other outlets. She has reported internationally from several places, including wartime Ukraine and India, where she lived for nearly five years. She earned a master’s in Religion and Public Life from Harvard Divinity School in 2022 and will complete a master’s in Religion and Journalism from New York University in May 2024, focusing on literary reportage and religious studies.

Ishan Thakore is an investigative journalist and multimedia producer. His work often explores the unintended impacts of government policies — whether they be dams or eviction legislation — on individuals. His work has been featured on WNYC, THE CITY, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the BBC, Netflix, National Geographic blogs, The Southern Foodways Alliance and other outlets. He's the recipient of an Investigative Reporters and Editors Journalist of Color Fellowship, a Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, a BBC/Sundance Institute Fellowship and a North Star Scholarship from the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF). He's currently a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at CU Boulder, where he's examining the federal government's approach to coastal resiliency.