Anne Kornblut spent her fellowship year immersed in digital economics. She studied entrepreneurship, management and monetization at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She also developed a new platform to connect freelancers with editors, which launched as The Washington Post Talent Network at the end of the fellowship year.
Q: How can we expand news coverage by making a more seamless connection between freelancers and newsrooms?
A: Better technology, such as the software we created to run The Washington Post Talent Network, allowing editors to locate freelancers on demand and giving freelancers a platform to easily pitch stories.
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My challenge is to find new ways to grow the Washington Post’s digital audience and expand our coverage.
In 2013, Kornblut was the lead editor overseeing coverage of Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She covered the White House for more than five years, and covered three presidential campaigns — in 2000, 2004 and 2008 — including trailing Hillary Clinton across the country during her (first) presidential bid. In 2009, Kornblut published an acclaimed book on women in politics, “Notes from the Cracked Ceiling.” She has appeared on dozens of national news programs, from NPR to Meet the Press, and given many speeches on politics and journalism.
Earlier in her career, Kornblut was a metro reporter in Boston and New York. She previously worked for The New York Times and The Boston Globe. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in U.S. history.
Information on this page is from the fellowship year.