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The 2017-18 fellowship recipients are:

Brian Dawson, a journalist and filmmaker who has shot, edited and produced films for National Geographic, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic and The Washington Post, among others. He’s worked from South Sudan, Uganda, India, Kenya, Nepal, Switzerland and the United States. He was named a Young Explorer by National Geographic Society’s Expedition Council in 2016, reporting on rhino horn trade in South Africa. Previously, he was a designer at IDEO in San Francisco. (Contact: bridawson@gmail.com)

Jeff Gerth, a renowned, award-winning investigative reporter who has written numerous, high-profile stories for The New York Times and more recently ProPublica. He began his career working as a freelance reporter and spent some time investigating Watergate, first for the George McGovern presidential campaign in 1972 and later for a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C.. Gerth joined the Times in 1976 and spent most of his career in the newspaper’s Washington bureau. He has been honored twice with the Pulitzer Prize. He has also won numerous other awards, including a George Polk Award and an Overseas Press Club Award. Gerth has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, where he taught a seminar on investigative reporting. (Contact: jeff.gerth@gmail.com)

Elizaveta Osetinskayaan award-winning investigative reporter and editor with more than 20 years of experience in Russian newsrooms. Osentinskaia was chief editor of RBC Media Holding, Russia’s leading, privately-owned media company. She and two other senior editors were fired weeks after RBC became the only major Russian news outlet to investigate the business ties of family members of President Vladimir Putin. She also served as editor-in-chief of Forbes Russia. Early in her journalism career, she joined Vedomosti, which began as a joint venture between the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. She started as a correspondent, then became the energy and industry editor and ultimately editor-in-chief. Before coming to Berkeley, she was a fellow in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program at Stanford University. (Contact: osetin77@stanford.edu)

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