Hannah Furfaro

Journalist

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A Fragile Existence

How Dennis Wall became the 'bad boy' of autism research

DeVos-backed neurofeedback company escapes scrutiny

When police officers mistake autism for suspicious behavior

Count Down: Are Hawk Ridge's storied goshawk irruptions over?

Federal bank deals pose grave environmental threat

In search of a ghost: the saltmarsh sparrow

Obama's climate legacy weakened by fossil fuel investment

Where the shark is the bellwether

Children face potentially deadly medication errors

Surrounded by water, Long Island faces drought

NYC's Top Zika Hunter

Locked in Juvenile Hall

K2 tests NYC hospitals

Leftover Food Gets New Life

Treasures in Brooklyn

The Disappearance of Sex Ed

Investigation: School building contractors in CA

Investigation: Agrisol Energy in Iowa

Idaho Corrections Corporation falsifies records

 
 

VIDEO

I had a 22-year prison sentence. What got me there was no discipline, my addiction to cocaine. Back and forth, doing the same thing, going to jail for possession.

Karl Johnson, Fresno

I like being homeschooled because I can stay with my mom and she can learn what I'm learning as well and she knows what I'm being taught.

Gannon Ganzenhuber, Fresno

We're taking waste material that would normally be thrown away, discarded, and converting it into something we can all use. Plastic utensils for eating or containers for our fast food.

Bill Wright, Fresno

Many of the students that are a part of our program  they would rather be out here serving their community ... than doing something else.

Shawna Blair, Fresno

BIO

I am a journalist with nine years of writing, editing, video and researching experience. I am particularly drawn to investigative stories and profiles. I primarily write about science and health, but my previous work includes covering education, agriculture and politics.

My stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Science, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Audubon Magazine, The Associated Press and The Fresno Bee.

 

I've received several awards including the Taylor/Blakeslee Fellowship from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. In 2019, I was a finalist for a Deadline Club Award.

 

I also received several awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association the 2015 Gruner Award for Public Service Journalism.

 

RESUME

Experience

The Fresno Bee, Education Reporter

May 2013-June 2015

 

Associated Press, Legislative Relief Reporter

Jan. 2013-May 2013

 

The Ames Tribune, Education Reporter

Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Writing Fellow,

May 2009-May 2011

 

United States Senate, press intern

May 2010-Aug. 2010

 

 

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Arts, science and health concentration, expected May 2016

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts, 2011

Awards

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, fellow, 2015-2016

 

Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, May 2015

 

California Newspaper Publishers Association, Best Education Coverage, second place, 2014

 

Iowa Newspaper Association, Best Series (first place) and Best Education Coverage (second place), 2013

 

Inland Press Association, Best Explanatory Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting, first place, 2012

 

Iowa

 

 

CONTACT

Tel: 612.636.4184 | @hannahfurfaro | hannahfurfaro@gmail.com

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RESUME

Experience

The Fresno Bee, Education Reporter

May 2013-June 2015

 

Associated Press, Legislative Relief Reporter

Jan. 2013-May 2013

 

The Ames Tribune, Education Reporter

Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Writing Fellow,

May 2009-May 2011

 

United States Senate, press intern

May 2010-Aug. 2010

 

 

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Arts, science and health concentration, expected May 2016

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts, 2011

Awards

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, fellow, 2015-2016

 

Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, May 2015

 

California Newspaper Publishers Association, Best Education Coverage, second place, 2014

 

Iowa Newspaper Association, Best Series (first place) and Best Education Coverage (second place), 2013

 

Inland Press Association, Best Explanatory Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting, first place, 2012

 

Iowa

 

 

RESUME

Experience

The Seattle Times, Staff Reporter

Oct. 2019-Present

 

Spectrum, Science and Health Reporter

May 2017-Sept. 2019

 

Columbia University, Investigative Reporter

Sept. 2016-May 2017

 

The Wall Street Journal, Freelance

June 2016-Sept. 2016

 

The Fresno Bee, Education Reporter

May 2013-June 2015

 

Associated Press, Legislative Relief Reporter

Jan. 2013-May 2013

 

The Ames Tribune, Education Reporter

Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Writing Fellow,

May 2009-May 2011

 

United States Senate, press intern

May 2010-Aug. 2010

 

 

Skills

Additional training: MISA Narrative non-fiction workshop (Tucson, 2019); Genetics bootcamp for journalists (MIT, 2019)

 

Data and Investigative: LexisNexis, Excel, OpenRefine, Tableau, PACER

 

Multimedia: DSLR photo and video, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Storify

 

Other: Social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram), Google Analytics and other Google platforms (Gmail, YouTube), Slack, Microsoft Office, AP Style, online content management (Wordpress, Newsgate)

 

 

 

Media

Science "Hot Spot"

October 11, 2018

Valley Public Radio, "Better training"

June 18, 2018

Valley Public Radio, "Teacher Shortage"

Jan. 20, 2015

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Arts, science and health journalism, 2016

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts, 2011

Awards

and Grants

The Best American Science and Nature Writing, notable science writing, 2019

 

Deadline Club Award, science and health reporting, finalist, 2019

Society for Environmental Journalists, Outstanding Explanatory Reporting, honorable mention, 2017

 

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, fellow, 2015-2016

 

Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, May 2015

 

California Newspaper Publishers Association, Best Education Coverage, second place, 2014

 

Iowa Newspaper Association, Best Series (first place) and Best Education Coverage (second place), 2013

 

Inland Press Association, Best Explanatory Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting, first place, 2012

 

 

 

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