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.
Azam Ahmed is a reporter at the New York Times, and an author examining the nature of impunity in Mexico and its brutal toll on Mexican citizens.
Abrahm Lustgarten is an award-winning investigative reporter and author examining human adaptation to the climate crisis.
Justine van der Leun is an independent journalist with a focus on the intersection of gender-based violence and the criminal legal system.
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.