Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Institution: Nashville Public Radio
Emily Siner is the news director of Nashville Public Radio (WPLN News), where she oversees an innovative newsroom thatas frequently recognized for its service to local journalism. She was the editor of the Peabody Award-winning podcast called The Promise, whose immersive examination about inequality in Nashville public schools prompted a widespread shift in enrollment and attitudes in one Nashville neighborhood. She also co-edited a longform investigation on the juvenile justice system in Tennessee, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Goldsmith Award, and a National Magazine Award. She was named ’40 Under 40′ by the Nashville Business Journal in 2022.
As a Fulbright Scholar, she will be studying the media coverage of Ireland’s abortion debate a specifically surrounding the Repeal campaign a with the goal of bringing back lessons for American journalists covering similar issues. She will be collaborating with media studies faculty at Maynooth University.