The 2013 AP-NORC Fellowship for Journalists

Concluded in 2014, The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, offered a 12-month residential fellowship focused on issues surrounding the aging workforce in the United States.

About the Fellowship
The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, in partnership with the Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, offered a 12-month residential fellowship focused on issues surrounding the aging workforce in the United States. The 2013 fellowship focused on the economics of Americans working longer.
 
About the Fellow
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Matt Sedensky, an award-winning correspondent for the Associated Press whose national beat included issues of aging, was named the first recipient of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work.  Matt was selected through a national competition open to mid-career journalists who were employed by the Associated Press or by any of the APME association news organizations.  Since joining the AP in 2002, Matt has covered a wide range of issues including Hurricane Katrina, the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, and the capture of the BTK serial killer. He has won numerous awards for his coverage of religion, including a series on the rise of the extremist minister Fred Phelps and an investigation into Pope Benedict XVI's links to clergy abuse cases. Since 2008, he has led AP's coverage of older Americans, winning the Florida Society of News Editors' top award for beat reporting for his reports on seniors.

Featured Work from the Fellowship