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Guests of the Week (10/21): TechTruth Fellows, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Guests of the Week (10/21)

TechTruth Fellows, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Congratulations to the GroundTruth Project’s TechTruth fellows! You are theCUBE’s Guests of the Week.

This past August, The GroundTruth Project and SiliconANGLE Media’s theCUBE announced the winners of a new reporting fellowship for women in technology. This fellowship pilot program is the inaugural effort for the TechTruth initiative, which aims to train and support a new generation of journalists to cover the intersection of technology and social justice.

Three fellows and two junior fellows earned a month-long fellowship that focused on training at GroundTruth’s headquarters at WGBH in Boston, as well as the opportunity to report on theCUBE during the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston, TX.

Karis Hustad, a reporter at “Chicago Inno”; Pooja Sivaraman, Women in Tech fellow; and Tori Bedford, associate producer at WGBH, spoke to Rebecca Knight (@knightrm), host of theCUBE, in a special “Meet the Women in Tech” segment during the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, where they revealed the topics that are at the heart of their reporting. Also appearing on theCUBE with Knight were the junior fellows, two Palo Alto High School seniors, Alicia Mies and Peter Maroulis, who are aspiring journalists.

This week, theCUBE applauds our fellows and the next generation of great reporters in our Guest of the Week feature.

Read more about our Guests of the Week here, here and here, and check out all of our coverage from the Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

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