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New America Fellowship

Supporting writers, journalists, and storytellers in completing ambitious new book projects, in collaboration with New America.

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.

Featured Stories

    • Inspiring conversations with Emerson Collective Fellows

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    • 60 min

      Clint Smith: How should we memorialize the darkest parts of our shared history?

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    • 60 min

      Jonathan Blitzer: We need to stop oversimplifying the situation at the border

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    • 56 min

      Clint Smith: How to tell the truth about our nation’s legacy of slavery

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    • 58 min

      Andrea Elliott: ‘Invisible Child’ chronicles a young life shaped by homelessness

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    • 56 min

      Clint Smith: How our public spaces reflect, distort, and create our historical memory

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