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Published — January 26, 2018 Updated — February 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm ET

Meet the Center for Public Integrity’s two new fellows

As part of the next generation of investigative journalists, Rosie Cima and Fatima Bhojani join the Center’s data and environment/labor teams.

Introduction

Two new fellows have joined the Center for Public Integrity, the organization’s latest investment in the next generation of journalistic talent.

Fatima Bhojani is the Center’s sixth W.K. Kellogg Fellow in investigative reporting; she will work with the environment and labor team. Bhojani was previously an intern on the national security team at Reuters. She graduated from the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2015. Her work has appeared in Foreign Affairs and The Washington Post.

Rosie Cima is the 2018 Knight Data Journalism Fellow, working with the Center’s data team, which has been expanded significantly in recent months. She was previously a staff writer at media startup Priceonomics, and a politics blogger for MapLight, a campaign finance transparency organization. Cima’s writing and graphics can also be found in The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Vox, Quartz and The Pudding. She has her M.A. in journalism and her B.S. in symbolic systems, both from Stanford University.

“We’re thrilled to bring Fatima and Rosie aboard and are grateful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for making this possible,” said Center CEO John Dunbar. “As long as the industry continues to attract this level of talent, the public interest is in good hands.”

The Knight fellowship is in its first year, part of the Center’s initiative to rebuild the data journalism team.

The Kellogg fellowships, in their fourth year, are part of the Center’s ongoing effort to create a pipeline of investigative journalists of color. Three of the five prior Kellogg fellows remain at the Center today in full-time reporting jobs.

Cima and Bhojani join the Center’s other current fellows, Kristian Hernández, who is the latest American University Fellow, and Ryan Barwick, the Center’s 20th Soles Fellow, a year-long program that honors the late University of Delaware professor James Soles, an inspiration to Center founder Charles Lewis.

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