Detroit fellowship program picks four reporters to cover food issues in city

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WDET in Detroit and Feet in 2 Worlds, a nonprofit organization that assists immigrant journalists with professional development, have chosen four reporters to receive their Detroit Food Journalism Fellowships.

“This is a unique opportunity for journalists to learn new skills while covering stories about critical issues in food including food culture in immigrant communities, child nutrition and education, labor and employment, anti-hunger efforts, sustainability, climate change, and government food policies,” said Feet in 2 Worlds EP John Rudolph in a press release.

The fellows are:

  • Freelance journalist Brittany Hutson;
  • Dorothy Hernandez, a copy editor and writer for Neighborhood Seen Magazine and marketing and communications manager for the Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit;
  • Nargis Hakim Rahman, a contributing writer to Brown Girl Magazine and Metro Detroit Mommy; and
  • Serena Maria Daniels, founder, publisher, and editor of Tostada Magazine, an online publication.

Each reporter will be paired with one of four mentors: WDET News Director Jerome Vaughn; Rob St. Mary, a writer, filmmaker, crowdfunding professional and radio and podcast host, reporter and producer; Sarah Alvarez, founder of Detroit-based Outlier Media; and Zahir Janmohamed, co-host of the podcast Racist Sandwich and senior news editor at Hyphen magazine.

The fellows will be trained in audio reporting and will produce stories for WDET and for Feet in 2 World’s online food magazine.

The fellowship is supported by the Knight Foundation, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and matching gifts from station donors.

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