In collaboration with New America, supporting writers, journalists, and storytellers in completing ambitious new book projects.
Writers, journalists, and storytellers working on ambitious new book projects.
Matthew Shaer is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine and a correspondent for Smithsonian Magazine. His work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and WIRED and he has reported from Egypt, South America, Eastern Russia, the Syrian borderlands, and more.
Clint Smith is an award-winning poet and a former high school history teacher. His book, “How the Word Is Passed,” about the country’s reckoning with the history of slavery, will be forthcoming from Little, Brown.
Jonathan Blitzer is a writer, translator, and reporter covering stories about migration.
In collaboration with New America, Emerson Collective supports remarkable journalists, scholars, and storytellers as Emerson Collective Fellows at New America.
The New America Fellows program gives talented writers the time, resources, and community to pursue ambitious, longer form, deeply researched and reported book projects that can advance important national conversations about social justice, education, the environment, and beyond.
Through their expert reporting, depth of understanding of a range of social issues, and moving storytelling, the work of New America Fellows addresses complex social challenges in a way only a gifted writer can.
The New America Fellows Program gives important thinkers an intellectual home where they have the time, space, and resources to pursue new projects; a community where they can learn from one another; and opportunities to collaborate with others at New America.
Learn more about the New America Fellows Program.
Emerson Collective works with New America to select individuals based on their scholarly or journalistic achievements, the promise of their book proposals or manuscripts, and their deep engagement in Emerson’s priority areas.