Taimoor Hassan awarded journalist in residence fellowship at Chicago Booth

Launched in March 2017, the Stigler Center’s Journalists in Residence (JIR) Program provides a transformative learning experience for print and broadcast journalists worldwide. It aims to shape the next generation of leaders in political economy reporting.

In March 2023, nine world-class journalists from Ukraine, Rwanda, the UK, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the US, will convene at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for an intensive 12-week program of professional development.

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Taimoor Hassan is a business reporter at Profit based in Lahore. He primarily covers Pakistan’s tech startups, listed tech companies, and the financial services industry. He is notable for investigative data journalism around Airlift and Tag, playing a critical role in unmasking inflated valuations. His reporting played a key role in the eventual closure of both companies

 As the only Pakistani journalist in the 2023 JIR cohort, he will be joined by:

  • Jocelyn Allison is the senior editor for business at the Chicago Tribune Media Group. She works with reporters covering a range of industries important to the local economy, from retail and grocery to autos and gaming.
  • Daryna Antoniuk is a freelance reporter for The Record from Recorded Future News and The Kyiv Independent based in Kyiv, Ukraine. She writes about cybersecurity, technology, venture capital, and fintech. Since the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine, she has focused on military tech and cyberwarfare.
  • Julius Bizimungu is a young African journalist covering business, finance, and politics. Currently he works for CNBC Africa, Africa’s leading business television network, and contributes to Forbes Africa Magazine.
  • Steff Chávez is acting Chicago correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the US aerospace and defense industry, airlines, automakers, and the US Midwest more broadly.
  • Federica Cocco is a data journalist at the Financial Times, where she has written about the economy, domestic and international policy and financial markets.
  • Patrick Egwu is an independent investigative journalist based out of Toronto. His work on human rights, social justice, migration and development has been published by Foreign Policy, Daily Maverick, and elsewhere.
  • Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi is a host and reporter for NPR’s Planet Money, telling stories that creatively explore and explain the workings of the global economy.
  • James Mackintosh has been a columnist at The Wall Street Journal since 2016, writing the Streetwise column on markets and finance.
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