Featured Fulbright Alumni in Journalism

Featured Alumni

Maria Ressa (1986 U.S. Student to the Philippines) is a Filipino-American author, journalist, longtime CNN reporter, and co-founder and CEO and President of the digital media company, Rappler. Recognized for her work to support a free press, she was named a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.


Megha Rajagopalan (2010 Fulbright U.S. Student to China) is an international correspondent for BuzzFeed News. She was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her work reporting on Uighur internment camps in Western China.

Daniel Alarcón (2001 Fulbright U.S. Student to Peru) is a journalist and novelist who writes about Latin America for The New Yorker and serves as Assistant Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. He is the co-founder, host, and executive producer of NPR’s Radio Ambulante and was named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow.

CNN anchor Jim Sciutto speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference on October 19, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.

Jim Sciutto (1993 Fulbright U.S. Student to Hong Kong) is Anchor and Chief National Security Correspondent for CNN. He has authored several books, reported from 50 countries, and was the senior foreign correspondent for ABC News, based in London, UK. He also served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China.

Barbara Crossette United Nations Correspondent, The Nation Former Correspondent,

Barbara Crossette (1981 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to India) is the United Nations Correspondent for The Nation. She previously wrote on international affairs and was the UN bureau chief for The New York Times. She is the author of several books on Asia, and won the George Polk Award in 1992 for her coverage of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi .

Karen Attiah 2019 Journalist of the Year, National Association of Black Journalists

Karen Attiah (2008 Fulbright U.S. Student to Ghana) is a columnist and the former Global Opinions editor for The Washington Post. She won the George Polk Award for her writing about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Mary Ellen (Meg) Greenfield (1952 Fulbright U.S. Student to the United Kingdom) was the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Washington Post editorial page and a Newsweek columnist who chronicled the major events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century. For more than 30 years she wrote about topics such as politics, civil rights, nuclear strategy, and military preparedness, calling on government to pursue far-sighted policy and bipartisan solutions.

David Bradley Chairman, Atlantic Media

David Bradley (1977 Fulbright U.S. Student to the Philippines) is the Chairman of the Atlantic Media Company, whose holdings include The Atlantic, Quartz, National Group, and Government Executive Media Group. He is the founder of the Corporate Executive Board and the Advisory Board Company.

Doug Mitchell 2020 Online News Association Community Award Winner

Doug Mitchell (2007 Fulbright U.S. Specialist to Chile) is the founder of NPR’s “Next Generation Radio” and the 2020 Online News Association Community Award Winner. He has led and advised training and mentoring projects including the National Association of Black Journalists Media Institute and serves as the Board Chair of the Center for Collaborative Journalism.

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