The McGraw Fellows
2022

 

Five veteran journalists have been named the latest recipients of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. Each of the winning projects will receive a grant of up to $15,000.

The new Spring/Summer  2022 McGraw Fellows will explore subjects ranging from the role of private equity in health care and the future of oil development in Alaska to the impact of gentrification on the long-standing Haitian-American community in Florida.

The McGraw Fellowships, an initiative of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, were created in 2014 to support ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy, finance and business. The Fellowships – awarded twice a year – enable experienced journalists to produce deeply reported works of investigative or enterprise journalism that “follows the money.”

The first McGraw Fellows were named in July 2014; some 60 journalists have since won McGraw Fellowships. Roughly 90 journalists working across a wide array of subjects  applied for the latest round of the Fellowships. In addition to financial backing, the McGraw Center provides Fellows with editorial guidance and assistance in placing their stories with media outlets.

The winners were selected through a competitive process. The next deadline to apply will be September 30, 2022. For more information, please consult the main McGraw Fellowship page and our FAQ. You’ll find examples of our previous Fellows’ published work on our Fellowship Stories page.

The new McGraw Fellows for Spring/Summer 2022 are:

Dieu-Nalio Chery

@CDieuNalio

A freelance Haitian photojournalist now based in New York City, Chery plans to document the gentrification taking place in Florida’s Little Haiti community and the challenges faced by community members working to protect the distinctive culture that has developed there. Through a photo essay with extensive text, he intends to examine the economic and racial forces that are driving this gentrification during his Fellowship.

Chery began his journalism career in 2004 as a freelance news photographer with local agency Alerte Haiti (cut comma) before joining the Associated Press as a photojournalist in 2010. A finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography, Chery was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club in 2019 for his photos covering the political crisis, violent upheaval, and human rights abuses in Haiti. Chery’s work has also been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism, and the Atlanta Photojournalism seminar. He was a Magnum Foundation Human Rights fellow in 2015. Many of his images have become iconic records of Haiti in the 21st century. He currently works as a freelance photographer for The New York Times, Reuters, and The Associated Press.

Nithin Coca

@excinit

An independent Indian-American journalist who splits his time between Tokyo and Oakland, CA, Coca will report on the potential social and environmental impacts of growing demand for high-risk tropical ingredients used in plant-based meat products.

Coca focuses on longform and investigative reporting on cross-border issues, particularly in Asia. He has done in-depth reporting on climate, environment, and supply chains across the region for outlets including Financial TimesMongabayEnsia, Yale E360China Dialogue, The Nation and Engadget. Coca received his BA in Communication from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Lois Parshley

@LoisParshley

A freelance investigative journalist, Parshley will explore the future of American oil and gas development and its regulation in Alaska.

Parshley’s wide-ranging reporting on science and geopolitics has been published in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Wired, among others. She was a finalist in 2022 for the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Public Interest award and has won numerous other awards for her work, including the Mirror Award for excellence in media industry reporting and the Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine for her career-long coverage of health inequities.

Anita Raghavan

Raghavan, the principal owner of Holland Circle Corp., will report on the intersection of private equity and healthcare through her Fellowship. She is a freelance financial journalist,

A former European bureau chief for Forbes whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Information, The Los Angeles Times, HuffPost and CNN.com, Raghavan also spent nearly two decades at The Wall Street Journal, where she won awards from the Overseas Press Club and the New York Press Club for her business reporting. She is the author of a critically-acclaimed book, “The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund,” which chronicles the fall of the three-time chairman of consulting firm McKinsey & Co. following charges of insider trading. The book was named one of the “100 Notable Books of 2013” by The New York Times.

Anita Raghavan
Anita Raghavan

Dan Weissmann

@danweissmann

The founder and host of An Arm and a Leg, a popular podcast about the cost of health care produced in partnership with Kaiser Health News, Weissmann will investigate players behind the wave of lawsuits that hospitals have filed against indigent patients over unpaid bills.

Prior to creating An Arm and a Leg in 2018, Weissmann was a staff reporter for public radio’s Marketplace and Chicago’s WBEZ. His reporting has appeared on Planet Money, Reveal, 99 Percent Invisible, Code Switch, Latino USA, and NPR’s news shows Morning Edition and All Things Considered.