Here are the recipients of the 2011 Global Reporting Fellowship:

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Natalia Bonilla

NATALIA A. BONILLA BERRÍOS will graduate this month from the University of Puerto Rico, with a bachelor of arts degree in Information and Journalism.

She is editor of Revista Latitudes, a non-profit online magazine she founded to allow journalism students to cover global issues.

A 2011 fellow New York Times Student Journalism Institute in Miami, she covered the covered the Fifth Annual World Youth Congress last year in Istanbul.

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Graham Lee Brewer

Graham Lee Brewer is a graduate student studying journalism at the University of Oklahoma.

Brewer has been working as a freelance public radio producer and reporter for the past three years.

He has covered on a variety of issues, from homelessness to immigration. Brewer is a native of Oklahoma and a member of the Cherokee tribe.

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Arcynta Ali Childs
is a graduate of Spelman College and New York University, where she majored in journalism and Latin American and Caribbean studies. Childs was awarded journalism fellowships from The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, the National Press Foundation, The Poynter Institute and The Village Voice. She also has worked at Ms. Magazine, O and Smithsonian magazine. Childs has visited more than 10 countries on five continents, most recently the Czech Republic where she reported on domestic violence.

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Tametria Conner

Tametria Conner is a news reporter for WICS-TV in Springfield, Ill.

She recently earned a Master of Arts in Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Springfield, where she speclalized in political reporting.

She is a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., and has worked at WJMG-FM in Hattiesburg, WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss. and Viking Vision Newschannel 55 on campus, where she produced a 30-minute documentary “The Truth Behind HIV/AIDS in Rome, Ga.”

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Laura Figueroa
is a general assignment reporter for The Miami Herald, where she has covered the Gulf Coast oil spill. She formerly covered southwest Florida’s migrant farm worker community for The Bradenton Herald She has received awards from the Florida Press Club, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists. Figueroa studied journalism at the University of Florida.

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Euna Lhee
is a reporter for Florida Public Radio, where she covers medical research and biotechnology. Lhee formerly worked at the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Gaborone, Botswana, where she worked with the Hearts & Minds project, which aims to improve the quantity, quality and scope of HIV and AIDS reporting in Africa. A Bloomberg scholar, Euna has earned master’s degrees from Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris.

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Aaron Morrison


Aaron Morrison

is a general assignment reporter at the Daily Record in northern New Jersey. A California native, Morrison was a 2009 intern at the Associated Press, where she covered the legislature in the AP’s New Jersey Statehouse bureau. He received his B.A. in journalism with an emphasis in online journalism from San Francisco State University in 2009.

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Carla Azucena Pineda is a staff writer for the Daily Commerce, a Los Angeles-based regional business publication. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, and she has been an AIDS Walk-Los Angeles volunteer since high school.

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Venuri Siriwardane

VENURI SIRIWARDANE is a freelance journalist who formerly worked as a business reporter for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper.

He also has covered business and entrepreneurship for Inc. magazine.

This fall, he will study health and health policy as part of his master’s studies at the London School of Economics.

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Amy Stretten
is a graduate student in international reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She is a member of the Chickahominy Tribe and is creator of the blog She received her bachelor of arts in philosophy and Spanish from Mount Holyoke College, while she was an intern for the Department of Defense. This summer, she will be an intern for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in Winnipeg, Canada.

SOPHIA TEWA is a Copy Editor for Dateline, the Overseas Press Club’s magazine. She received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Journalism from Lehman College, City University of New York.


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Natasha Zouves is a University of Southern California broadcast journalism student, concentrating in public health. She has covered health news for KCBS and has been an intern at KNBC, KABC and Entertainment Tonight. Natasha also has been a reporter at Annenberg TV News, and, for two years, she was voted Best Host of “Trojan Vision,”USC’s student network.


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