ProPublica has selected Miela Fetaw, a senior in journalism and global studies, as one of five journalists for its 2017 Emerging Reporters Program. A total of 275 student journalists applied.
ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit investigative reporting organization. It has won several Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for public service and in 2016 for explanatory reporting.
The Emerging Reporters Program, a grant-supported program now in its third year, was created to give young journalists of color mentoring and stipends to support their careers. Emerging Reporters have gone on to work at The New Yorker, MSNBC, ProPublica and other newsrooms.
In addition to her UWM studies, Fetaw works as a digital investigative intern at WTMJ-TV and has traveled to Japan as a Roy H. Howard National Reporting Fellow. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, and she has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Wisconsin College Media Association.