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Yeager named CJR's Peterson fellow

January 25, 2010

The Columbia Journalism Review named Holly Yeager as its first Peterson fellow, covering news media coverage of economic and fiscal policy. Yeager is a former reporter for the Financial Times.

Mike Hoyt writes, “Yeager is a Washington journalist who has written about public policy, national politics, the media business, national security, and American culture for nearly two decades. A staff writer for the Financial Times from 1999 to 2006, she served in key editorial positions during the paper’s rise to prominence in the U.S. market, including as senior columnist, U.S. media reporter, and international editor for Weekend FT in the paper’s New York bureau, and U.S. political correspondent in Washington.

“She has reported on everything from the 9/11 World Trade Center aftermath to the Dubai Ports World deal; covered the 2004 presidential election and led coverage of the 2006 Congressional races; and has written major profiles of Washington figures, including Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.

“Her recent writing has appeared in The Daily Beast, The American Prospect, O: The Oprah Magazine (where the Obama profile appeared), and The Wilson Quarterly, where she published a well-regarded exploration on the progress and setbacks of women officers in the U.S. military. She is also a contributing editor at The Washington Independent, for which she covered the 2008 presidential primaries.

“Yeager will write for CJR.org, via The Audit, our online business desk, and Campaign Desk, our politics and policy desk.”

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