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Current AP-NORC Journalism Fellow

The AP-NORC Center is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Economics of Aging and Work Journalism Fellow, Maria Zamudio. Below you will find more information about Maria as well as links to her AP stories.

Maria Ines Zamudio is the third recipient of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work. She is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Commercial Appeal Newspaper.  In 2015,  Zamudio  and  a  team  of  reporters  from  NPR’s Latino  USA  received  a  Peabody  National  Award  for their  coverage  of  Central  American  migrants.  Prior to joining the Appeal, she worked for the Chicago Reporter Magazine covering immigration and labor. Zamudio also spent three years in California working for daily newspapers.

Zamudio is a bilingual reporter and blogger with experience producing audio and visual radio stories. She was awarded the Social Justice Reporting Fellowship by the International Center for Journalists in 2014. She has participated in the 2013 NY Times fellowship, 2012 Justice in Journalism fellowship, Knight Digital Media Foundation’s 2011 Independent Journalist Fellowship and the 2010 Education Writers Association’s Research and Statistics Fellowship.

Zamudio graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. Her work has appeared in National Public Radio, NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo, Univision among others.

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US

States pursuing plans to help workers save for retirement

Poll: Older ex-cons have fewer sources of retirement income

Poll says blacks less likely to have enough for retirement

A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings

Experts: Uphill fight against age-related job discrimination

Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Companies taking steps to keep older workers safe on the job