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  • Melissa Noel, ’12, Awarded 2017 International Reporting Fellowship

    By Amy Dunkin | Last updated on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Melissa Noel

    Class of 2012 alum Melissa Noel has been selected as a 2017 Bringing Home the World International Reporting Fellow by the International Center for Journalists.

    Noel will travel to Jamaica to expand her reporting on the long-term impact on thousands of Caribbean children and their communities due to prolonged separation from their parents, who have immigrated to countries, including the United States, for work.

    She hopes the fellowship will strengthen her international reporting and community-engagement skills and set the stage to provide more mainstream coverage of issues that affect the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora.

    Noel is a freelance multimedia reporter in New York. She is a contributor/reporter for several other news outlets including NBCnews.com, Caribbean Beat Magazine, the Caribbean Television Network, and Ebony magazine. In 2016, Noel won the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Media Competition, “Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration.” Her story, Migration and Separation: Stories of “Barrel Children” for Voices of NY, was selected for excellence in reporting in the competition’s video/multimedia category.