McGraw Fellows Have a Productive 2022 First Quarter

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

McGraw Center Fellows continue to wow us with their investigative prowess.

  • In January, Yvette Cabrera completed the first two pieces of her three-part series on the legacy of industrial lead pollution in a working class, largely Mexican-American neighborhood in Santa Ana, CA. The stories, Ghosts of Polluters Past and Toxic Churn, were co-published by and The Voice of OC, a non-profit newsroom that covers Orange County, CA.
  • Beth Gardiner published the first story in her project examining the growth plans and environmental impact of the plastics industry. It ran on
  • April Simpson also published her first Fellowship story, part of a package for the Center for Public Integrity examining how USDA loan practices have contributed to racial and economic inequality in farming communities.
  • Seth Rosenfeld ran a follow-up to his earlier stories in the San Francisco Public Press exposing how the California Public Utilities Commission has abdicated its role in monitoring and addressing assault claims against Uber and Lyft drivers. His stories have led to calls for reforms in how the agency oversees the industry.

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2022 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is March 31. Please send an email to for more information or to apply.