San Antonio Current Adds Writer Through New Euclid Media Group Fellowship | San Antonio News | San Antonio
This month, two new journalists will join the ranks of Euclid Media Group, owner of the San Antonio Current. These writers are the first-ever fellows in a new year-long program offered by publishing company alt-weekly.
Detroit-based freelance writer Eleanore Catolico will be integrated into Detroit Metro timetable for one year. Brandon Rodriguez, who most recently worked in Denver, will be moving to his hometown of San Antonio to work with the Running.
The New Voices Fellowship was created to identify and develop the next generation of alternative weekly writers, recruiting new voices and giving them the chance to try their hand at long-form storytelling.
“Eleanore and Brandon immediately caught our eye when they applied for the scholarship,” said Euclid Media Group Editor-in-Chief Sarah Fenske. “Both are gifted writers with a diversity of life experiences. I can’t wait to see the work they will do.
Catolico, 32, wrote movingly in her scholarship application about being raised by her Filipino immigrant parents in a working-class Detroit suburb and how she found her voice. A graduate of DePaul University, she has been a documentary producer, podcast contributor and beat journalist. She spent most of her twenties working as an English tutor at K-12 institutions and community colleges.
“Thanks to this new scholarship, Eleanore can return to Metro timetableswhere she showed great promise as an intern early in her career in journalism, and she continued to grow,” said Metro timetables Editor Lee DeVito. “I know this opportunity will allow him to write the kind of long deep dives that you won’t read about in other media.”
Rodriguez, 25, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in urban design who wrote in his application about his time as a wildland firefighter. He also served as assistant director of marketing and was most recently a food and alcohol reporter for Denver’s Charger 303.
“It was clear from the start that Brandon was the kind of enthusiastic, curious and dedicated journalist who would make a great addition to the team,” said Sanford Nowlin, editor of the San Antonio Current. “We are thrilled to give him the opportunity to return to his hometown and tell vital stories for this community.”
Euclid Media has received applications from across the United States for its first class of Fellows and hopes to offer the program again after the first year is over. Interested applicants should return to euclidmediagroup.com in the fall of 2023 for more information.
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