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David Francis

Fellows Fall 2011
Freelance journalist

David Francis is a Washington-based journalist who writes frequently on energy and European issues. His work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times Deutschland, the Fiscal Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, World Politics Review, Foreign Policy and other publications. Previously he was a senior business reporter with the Washington Examiner and a staff writer with the National Journal Group.

He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including an Arthur Burns Award, the John J. McCloy Journalism Fellowship and the Lilly Scholarship for Journalists. He received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University.

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After a bomb was detonated on Christmas Day in Nigeria, killing at least 35 people, 2011 IRP Fellow David Francis weighed in on religious violence in Nigeria, a topic he covered thoroughly when he visited the country last fall. Francis was also quoted by reporters covering the attack in two publications. Molly Born, in...


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