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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, among ... Read Full Bio →

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.
Jul 30, 2014

terrific piece! RT @PewReligion: In church attics, clues to the private life of early America: nyti.ms/1tqrQ8M via @nytimes

Jul 30, 2014

My answer to @MuckRack Daily's trivia question: Patti Hearst.

Jul 30, 2014

RT @EthanZ: Worried about West African ebola and want to do something constructive? @GlobalGiving is coordinating local aid: globalgiving.org/projects/ebola…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @erikbryn: Here's a great idea to create a "Carbon Dividend" for all Americans nyti.ms/1lUlVkK

Jul 30, 2014

At MIT's Ecology of Digital Assets, listening to academics drily discuss how technology will rip to shreds the world as we know it.

Jul 30, 2014

.@jerallaire: The web in 1994 "was really kind of a joke as a technology." Then $$, smarties made it work. #Bitcoin in work phase now.

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