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Cambridge, MA
Freelance Journalist

I look at innovation and its effect on society. I also am interested in business as an expression of human creativity.

Michael Fitzgerald's Biography

Michael Fitzgerald writes stories about the people and ideas that shape our world. Along the way he’s played speed chess against an 11-year old national champion, interviewed Bill Gates at an armadillo race, pondered artificial life with a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and been the first person to rent a hydrogen-powered car.

His writing appears in the Boston Globe Magazine, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and the New York Times ...

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Nieman Journalism Fellow

2011 - Fellowship
The Nieman Fellowship program is the oldest and best-known study program for journalists in the world. More than 1,300 journalists from 91 countries and territories around the world have come to Harvard for a year of learning, exploration and fellowship.

American Society of Journalists and Authors

2011 - Outstanding Business and Technology
The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) annual writing awards honor outstanding nonfiction work produced on a freelance basis during the past year.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Working half-time as a staff writer at a small technology monthly in Chicago.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, an electric Olympia. I still keep a manual typewriter around, in case of apocalypse.
Sep 17, 2014

People who write live better @RachelSGrate mic.com/articles/98348… via @MicNews so why is writing such an exercise in self-loathing?

Sep 17, 2014

RT @Ashoka: Scale micropockets of excellence, way 2 approach to gov. and private sector partnerships @marlonparker #AfricaYouthFwd #SocEntChat

Sep 17, 2014

RT @aschweig: Great opportunity: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (@rcfp) is looking for a Media Technology Fellow bit.ly/1DjBSff

Sep 17, 2014

Fun to see SRO for @datacurtain's Vegas data talk last night last night.

Sep 16, 2014

RT @erikbryn: Four years into recovery, record GDP but median income still down. We can do much better. census.gov/newsroom/press… #2MA

Sep 15, 2014

Plato the Greek or Rin Tin Tin, who's more famous to the billion millions? 24 years later, the answer might be neither, Joe Strummer.

Sep 15, 2014

astonishing @hbr piece arguing capitalism nears chokepoint, from B-school dean who seems to channel Schumpeter. ow.ly/Bw5Gl

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