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Christopher Maag of The Record and receives $75,000 Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing


Lou Harry, SPJ Manager of Publications and Awards, 317-920-4786,
Ashlynn Neumeyer, Communications Coordinator, 317-361-4133,

INDIANAPOLIS – Christopher Maag, a columnist for The Record and, has been chosen for the 2021 Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing.

Maag plans to spend the next year studying the medical testing industry, a little-examined yet burgeoning element of the health care economy that has grown into a pillar of the nation’s health care delivery system.

“It’s an incredibly timely topic with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging,” said Todd Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief of The Dallas Morning News, chair of the judging panel. “Chris’s reporting and writing skills are exceptional. We look forward to seeing the fruits of his research.”

The $75,000 fellowship is awarded annually by the SPJ Foundation.

This year’s judges were Gillman and Jay Evensen, senior editorial columnist for the Deseret News, both members of the SPJ Foundation Board of Directors, and Faye Flam, a science columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and 2020 Pulliam Editorial Fellow.

Maag writes about unique characters and overlooked beauty of New Jersey and the New York metropolitan region for The Record.

"The annual Pulliam Fellowship always attracts a great many talented journalists. This year was no exception, and Maag clearly rose to the top,” said Evensen. “I look forward to reading the results of his project."

Learn more about the award and see a list of previous winners.

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