Dina Al-Shibeeb

Senior Journalist, Al Arabiya English (United Arab Emirates)

Study Plan: The rise of the Islamic State and its impact on Iraq's modern national state identity

Fernando Canzian Da Silva

Reporter, Folha de São Paulo

Study Plan: Enhancing methods of print journalism with video and graphics

Anna Clark

Freelance Journalist, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, NBCNews.com

Study Plan: How chronic underfunding of American cities imperils residents

Nicholas Deshais

Staff Writer and City Hall Reporter, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington)

Study Plan: How driving less will change our cities

Deirdre Falvey

Senior Features Commissioning Editor, The Irish Times

Study Plan: Blending oral history and art for long-form journalism

Sonya Green

News and Public Affairs Director, 91.3 KBCS (Seattle, Washington)

Study Plan: The impact of white privilege on how news is covered

Leana Hosea

Reporter and Producer, BBC

Study Plan: Clean water issues: Comparing the African American and Native American experience

Mike Kessler

Freelance Journalist, Los Angeles magazine,GQ, The New York Times Magazine

Study Plan: Media and police bias in missing-persons cases

Jin Kim

Staff Writer, Chosun Ilbo (Seoul)

Study Plan: The past, present and future of the global automobile industry

Arno Kopecky

Freelance Writer and Author, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Study Plan: Re-imagining growth for a finite planet

Josh Kramer

Freelance Cartoonist, The Atlantic, New York magazine, Washington City Paper

Study Plan: Creating a style guide for journalistic and nonfiction comics

Amy Maestas

Senior Editor, The Durango Herald (Colorado)

Study Plan: The future for hyper-local newspapers

Brian Mockenhaupt

Contributing Editor, Outside magazine, Esquire

Study Plan: Veterans’ alienation and the struggle to re-assimilate after war

Bastian Obermayer

Deputy Head of the Investigative Unit, Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich, Germany)

Study Plan: Understanding the global menace of tax havens

Gustavo Patu

Business Reporter, Folha de São Paulo

Study Plan: Tax systems and budgetary processes in developing countries

Austin Ramzy

Asia Correspondent, International New York Times

Study Plan: Myanmar’s dramatic democratization in an increasingly authoritarian Southeast Asia

Laurent Richard

Investigative Reporter and Editor-in-Chief, Premières Lignes Télévision (Paris)

Study Plan: Defeating censorship with collaborative journalism

Stephen Sawchuk

Associate Editor, Education Week

Study Plan: How policy contributes to K-12 educational inequality

Delece Smith-Barrow

Reporter, U.S. News & World Report

Study Plan: Why few underrepresented minorities thrive as professors

Erica Westly

Freelance Writer and Author, Reuters

Study Plan: The history of swimming instruction and drowning prevention

James Wright

Deputy Editor for Metro and Business News, The Las Vegas Review-Journal

Study Plan: How mega-donors in U.S. politics influence U.S. foreign policy