There is a long, rich history of journalists writing and reporting compellingly about topics related to the Russell Sage Foundation’s mission to "improve the social and living conditions in the United States." The growth of economic inequality and its consequences, inequities in educational achievement and attainment, the impact of modern immigration, and recent racial tensions over urban policing are all examples of topics addressed by journalists that are central to RSF programs, and which have been the subject of study by RSF scholars and grantees.
In conducting original research on a wide range of social, political, and economic conditions and presenting those findings to the public, journalists are critical to our understanding of Americans' lives and lived experiences. Visiting Journalists work in residence at the Foundation for a period of 2-3 months alongside resident Visiting Scholars who might help inform the development of their projects.
Fall 2017 Visiting Journalist
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine. She will join RSF in September 2017 and will work on a book about school segregation that goes back to the very founding of common schools to the present-day educational landscape to argue that our schools are not broken but operating as designed.
Past Visiting Journalists
- Andrea Elliott, New York Times
- Alexandra Starr, NPR
- Carole Carmichael, The Seattle Times
- Eyal Press, author of Beautiful Souls