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Reporting Fellows

EHRP awards fellowships to a select group of accomplished journalists.

Rich Benjamin

Rich Benjamin

Rich Benjamin is the Puffin Foundation/EHRP fellow. He is also the author of “Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America,” selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association. Benjamin’s cultural and political analysis appear regularly in The New York Times, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker and The Guardian.

Rian Dundon

Rian Dundon

Rian Dundon is a photographer and editor in Oakland, CA. He is the author of “Changsha” (Emphasis) and a partner photographer at Keystone picture agency. He contributes to The New York Times, City Lab and California Sunday Magazine, among other publications.

Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy is a social justice journalist and editorial consultant.
She served as a fellow of The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Her work has appeared in The Daily Beast, Dissent, The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, The Christian Science Monitor, O, The Oprah Magazine, and other national and community outlets.

Joseph Rodríguez

Joseph Rodríguez

Joseph Rodríguez, a photojournalist, is a professor at New York University and the International Center of Photography. He is the author of “Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s” (powerHouse Books). Recent exhibitions of his work have appeared at Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm, Sweden, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Alison Stine

Alison Stine

Alison Stine is a writer in Appalachia.  Her books include Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press) and The Protectors (Little A). Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Toast, The Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. She received a 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship from the NEA for her essays about Appalachia and was a runner-up in the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award from NYU Journalism. A single mom, she holds a PhD from Ohio University.

Editorial Staff

Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor is a Puffin Foundation/EHRP fellow. She is the director of the acclaimed philosophical documentary “What Is Democracy?, Examined Life, and Zizek!;” the author of the American Book Award winner “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age“; and a co-founder of The Debt Collective. Her new book, Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, is out now.

Lori Teresa Yearwood

Lori Yearwood

Lori Yearwood is a freelance journalist who specializes in collapse and the recovery from collapse. A Contributing Editor at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and The American Prospect, among other publications. Photo © Preston Gannaway.

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