Journalist Fellows! Welcome to Age Boom 2022 - Caregiving and Our Longer Lives

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

We are delighted to share that the following journalists have all been awarded our Robert N. Butler-Jack Rosenthal Age Boom Academy Fellowships. In October, they will participate in our training funded by the RRF Foundation for Aging and focused on "Caregiving and Our Longer Lives: The $500 Billion Question."  Our congratulations to them all! 

To read more about the Age Boom Academy, visit


Pamela Appea, Independent Journalist
Carlos Ballesteros, Staff Reporter, Injustice Watch
Liza Berger, Editor, McKnight's Home Care
Andrea King Collier, Freelance Journalist and Author
Sabrina Crews, Digital Editor, Next Avenue
Zachary Fletcher, Freelance Journalist, Kitsap Sun/USA Today, The World, Next Avenue
Patti Greco, Freelance Journalist, Health, Bustle, Glamour
Sara Harrison, Freelance Journalist
J.O. Haselhoef, Journalist, The Haitian Times
Hadley Hitson, Rural South Reporter, Montgomery Advertiser
Dartinia Hull, Freelance Journalist, Next Avenue, ASA, NCALA
Nina Keck, Senior Reporter, Vermont Public
Sofie Kodner, Freelance Journalist
William J. Kole, New England Editor, The Associated Press
Jennifer Lagemann, Freelance Writer, Forbes Health
Jeanette Leardi, Freelance Journalist
Jim Lenahan, Executive Editor, AARP Media
Ronnie Lovler, Correspondent, Main Street Daily News
Sara Luterman, Caregiving Reporter, The 19th
Nora Macaluso, Freelance Journalist
Lila MacLellan, Writer, Fortune
Lauren J. Mapp, Caregiving, Senior Care and Indigenous Communities Reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Gail MarksJarvis, Author and Freelance Journalist, Barron's
Brittany McGee, Reporter, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Kat McGowan, Freelance Journalist, Wired, Popular Science
Betsy McKay, Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Jaya Padmanabhan, Freelance Journalist, Ethnic Media Services
Claire Perlman, Editor, Accessibility and Aging in Place, Wirecutter
Robert Powell, CFP, Editor & Publisher, Retirement Daily on TheStreet
Kathy Ritchie, Senior Field Correspondent, KJZZ News
Laura Rodríguez, Senior Journalist, Chicago Tribune
Christine Schiavo, Editor, Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley
Carly Stern, Freelance Journalist
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Communities Correspondent Dearborn/Detroit, PBS NewsHour
Yiyan Zheng, Reporter, World Journal
For further information: Caitlin Hawke, Associate Director, Programming, Columbia Aging Center : columb[email protected]
Funded by a generous grant from the RRF Foundation on Aging