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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 29, 2014

Me on a cool project where electric vehicles sell power back to the grid on.wsj.com/1sHtwvH via @WSJ #EV

Sep 26, 2014

The NY Fed no longer just looks like it was craven. Now we know it really was. ow.ly/C0hoT

Sep 26, 2014

The sushi school of #BigData: hand roll some data first; elbow grease often better than algorithmic wizardry. Abe Gong, Jawbone #dataeast14

Sep 26, 2014

RT @cyberjournalist: Tip: follow @NPRNews’ Tumblr page for the latest social media trends & tips bit.ly/1B9ofvx #ONA14 (via @ONA)

Sep 26, 2014

GE has created a new job: Data janitor. Wonder if people are lining up for that one. #dataeast14



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