Stanton, Dare-Bryan named 2019 Spotlight Fellows
Mike Stanton and Christine Haughney Dare-Bryan have been selected as the Boston Globe’s 2019 Spotlight Fellows.
The duo recently worked on the Netflix investigative series Rotten, which exposes the corruption, waste, and health hazards prevalent in the global food supply chain. The “overarching takeaway from the series is that the business of food is sprawling, labyrinthine, and woefully corrupt, and that the consequences affect far more than what ends up on people’s plates,” wrote The Atlantic’s Sophie Gilbert of the series.
Now in its fourth year, the fellowship awards up to $100,000 for one or more individuals or teams of journalists to work on in-depth research and reporting projects, including an investigation of their choosing, with the Globe’s journalists.
“The journalists selected are proven defenders of the First Amendment who hold institutions accountable for their actions and behaviors. Their contribution to protecting democracy and everyday Americans is more vital than ever today,” said David Linde, CEO of Participant Media, the organization that funds the fellowship, in a statement.
Stanton, who earned a Pulitzer Prize while at The Providence Journal, is currently a a journalism professor at the University of Connecticut. He is an alumnus of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Dare-Bryan graduated from Wellesley and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.