Muriel Alarcón


Muriel Alarcón is a Chilean journalist working as a freelance reporter from Santiago, Chile, and is a Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Journalism School. She is a regular contributor for El Mercurio and La Segunda, two of Chile’s major newspapers. She holds a master of arts degree, focused on science and health, from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In recent years, she was a fellow for the Global Migration Project at Columbia Journalism Investigations, whose investigation won a Silurians Press Club's Medallion Award for Science & Health Reporting and reported on Latino communities in New York City as a grantee of Fundación Gabo. In Chile, she has been selected as a finalist for Premio Periodismo de Excelencia UAH, the most prestigious national journalism recognition, as well as for the Pfizer Award, which honors excellence in scientific journalism. Currently, she is a Joan Konner Program in the Journalism of Ideas Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Pulitzer Center 2023 Climate Science Reporting Fellow. Her work has been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine's GrubStreet, MIT Technology Review, and Gatopardo magazine.

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