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    • Matthieu Aikins
    • Matthieu Aikins is the Schell Fellow at The Nation Institute. His reporting from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Libya has appeared in magazines like the New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Magazine. His investigative work exposing war crimes in Afghanistan won him the George Polk Award and the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. He has been a National Magazine Award finalist, and his work has appeared in the anthology The Best American Magazine Writing 2012. He is currently writing a book about Afghan refugees traveling to Europe.

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    • Reniqua Allen
    • Reniqua Allen is a fellow at The Nation Institute, and a freelance journalist who writes and produces on issues surrounding race, class, social mobility and popular culture. Currently she is writing a book titled It Was All A Dream: How Black Millennials Are Navigating the Broken Promise of America (Nation Books/Hachette) and is working as a creative producer on Louisiana Justice, an investigative documentary about the criminal justice system.

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    • Susan Antilla
    • Susan Antilla is a reporting fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and an award-winning investigative journalist, columnist, and author writing about investor protection, securities regulation, and sexual harassment in the workplace since 1978.

      She was author of the Sunday "Wall Street" column at The New York Times and has been a columnist at Bloomberg View and TheStreet.com. Her freelance articles have appeared in theNew York Times DealBook, CNBC, and others including New York magazine and CNN.com. 

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    • Ari Berman
    • Ari Berman is a senior reporter for Mother Jones and a fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, voting rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Nation, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC, C-Span, and NPR. He won a 2017 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media. He is the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015) about the history of voting rights since 1965 and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010).

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    • Eli Clifton
    • Eli Clifton is a reporting fellow at The Nation Institute who focuses on money in politics and US foreign policy. He is a contributing editor at LobeLog and previously reported for the American Independent New Network, ThinkProgress, and Inter Press Service.

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    • Joe Conason
    • Joe Conason is a fellow at The Nation Institute and The Investigative Fund's editor-at-large. For 18 years he wrote a weekly political column for the New York Observer, where he formerly served as executive editor, and for 12 years he wrote a weekly column for Salon. He is now editor-in-chief of the National Memo, a daily political newsletter and website. He previously served as investigative editor of the American Prospect, editor-at-large for Condé Nast’s Details, and as a staff writer for the Village Voice. He is the author of several books, including Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth and, with Gene Lyons, The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, and, most recently, Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton. His writing has appeared in Harpers, Esquire, The Nation, the New Republic, the Guardian, and the New Yorker, among scores of other periodicals.

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    • Melissa del Bosque
    • Melissa del Bosque is a Lannan reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. She has written about the U.S.-Mexico border since 1998 for various media outlets, including the Guardian, and Time. Her work has also been featured on Democracy Now!, PBS, MSNBC, BBC, and NPR. She has reported on topics including border militarization, economic inequality, the plight of unaccompanied migrant children in Mexico, and asylum seekers in the United States. She is also the author of Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty (Ecco).

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    • Adam Federman
    • Adam Federman is a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute covering energy and the environment. A former contributing editor of Earth Island Journal he has written extensively on the relationship between the oil and gas industry and the intelligence community. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The NationThe GuardianSalonColumbia Journalism Review, and other publications. His biography of British food writer Patience Gray, Fasting and Feasting, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a New York Times notable book of 2017.

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    • John Carlos Frey
    • John Carlos Frey is a two-time Emmy Award–winning Investigative Fund fellow at The Nation Institute and a national correspondent for PBS's NewsHour. His work reveals a seldom seen world of marginalized communities through his vast reporting along the US-Mexico border and Latino community. His first-hand approach to reporting has gained him national and international notoriety.

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    • Anand Gopal
    • Anand Gopal is a fellow at The Nation Institute, a journalist covering the Middle East, and a scholar studying political violence. His reporting on Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, and elsewhere. He is the author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes.

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    • Sylvia A. Harvey
    • Sylvia A. Harvey is an independent journalist based in NYC and a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.

      Harvey reports at the intersection of race, class, and policy. Her work has appeared in ElleThe Nation, Yes! Magazine, WNYC, The Root, Colorlines, the Feminist Wire, Huffington Post, Narratively, New York Post and AOL’s Bedford-Stuyvesant Patch, where she served as a columnist covering gentrification, and more.

      Her commentary on race and the criminal justice system has been featured on NPR, WBAI, HuffPost Live, Radio Curious and beyond.


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    • Hendrik Hertzberg
    • Hendrik Hertzberg has written for the New Yorker, off and on, for a total of thirty years — from 1969 to 1976 as a "Talk of the Town" reporter and from 1992 on as an editor and staff writer. Earlier, he was a San Francisco correspondent for Newsweek and a junior officer in the US Navy. Between New Yorker stints he was President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter and editor of the New Republic. A four-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Hertzberg is the author of Politics: Observations & Arguments (2004), a New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and of ¡Obámanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era (2009).

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    • Sarah Jaffe
    • Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture.

      Jaffe is the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, which Robin D.G. Kelley called “The most compelling social and political portrait of our age.” Her work has appeared in the New York TimesThe Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as a columnist at the New Republic and New Labor Forum.

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    • Naomi Klein
    • Naomi Klein is a Puffin Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. She is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000).

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    • Sharif Abdel Kouddous
    • Sharif Abdel Kouddous is a Puffin Fellow at The Nation Institute, and an Emmy-winning independent journalist based in Cairo. For eight years he served as a senior producer, co-host, and correspondent for Democracy Now! and he remains a frequent contributor to the program. Originally from Cairo, he returned to Egypt in 2011 to cover the Egyptian revolution. Since then he has reported from Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Gaza, Bahrain, and Algeria. His work has been published in The NationWashington PostLos Angeles Times, the Intercept, Foreign Policy, Toronto StarGlobalPost, the Progressive, and Mada Masr. He has appeared on numerous national and international TV programs, including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera English, France24 and more.

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